Ontario hardware store donates paint for city’s pool project

Mara Kirby Garcia, co-owner of Kinney Bros & Keele True Value Hardware in Ontario helped coordinate a paint donation for renovation work at the Ontario Aquatics Center recently. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO – Ask and you shall receive.

The old adage rang true for members of the Ontario Recreation District pool committee recently when they sought help to buy paint for renovating the shuttered aquatics center in downtown Ontario.

Refurbishing the mothballed facility was a centerpiece of future plans for the new district. Voters created the independent district in 2018 and about $325,000 was set aside to repair the center.

The tax rate for the district is 55 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. The boundaries of the district are the same as the Ontario School District.