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Clover Community Bank gives $50,000 to YMCA water park plan

Clover Community Bank has given $50,000 to the Upper Palmetto YMCA to support the proposed outdoor water park at the aquatic center to be built on Crowders Creek in Lake Wylie.

The bank has committed to give $10,000 a year for five years to the project. The YMCA needs to raise $1.7 million to add a family-oriented water park to the planned aquatic center facility, one of five voter-approved construction projects in the 2014 Clover School District bond referendum. The aquatic center will be built on Charlotte Highway, near Crowders Creek Elementary School. The YMCA and Clover School District will share the facility scheduled to open in spring 2016.

“The addition of this water park will give the expanded facility something for all ages,” said Gwen Thompson, president and CEO of Clover Community Bank.

Commitments toward the $1.7 million goal are needed for planners to incorporate a water park into the final construction plans. According to the school district, construction bids are scheduled to go out in February.

Clover Community Bank has two locations: 124 N. Main St., Clover, and 5196 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie.