Music, concession stand will be available as well

Ofelia Garcia Hunter, Alice Echo-News Journal

Teen Nite at the Pool begins tonight and is a way for teens to meet friends, and organizers said it's a way to keep teens off the streets during the evening hours.

Teen Nite at the Pool is every Thursday from 8 to 11 p.m.

The three-hour event will be filled with activities and lots of music, organizers said.

"We are going to have a D.J.," said Parks and Recreation Superintendent Debbie Harville.

"This is something brand new."

Harville said the City Manager Albert Uresti suggested the event.

"He (Uresti) had done (Teen Nite) in a couple of other cities where he was city manager and has had success with it," she said.

And city officials are hoping the event will have the same success here.

Harville said the city will have a concession stand with hot dogs, nachos, drinks and chips for a fee of 50 cents per item.

Participants should wear a swimsuit, but may use a white T-shirt and shorts over the swimsuit, she said.

Sandals and flip-flops should be worn when teens are not inside the pool.

No caps or hats are permitted in the pool area.

Harville said that for security reasons, each teen is asked to sign in.

"Parents need to know that once they are in, if they leave, they will not be allowed back in," she said.

The Teen Nite at the Pool is for ages 13 to 18 years of age and admission is $2.

For more information, contact Harville at 668-7260.