Get fit and receive a gift

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By Kirsten Laskey

There is no need to wait until Friday for receive a Christmas gift.

The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center is giving people an opportunity to register to win an 8-foot long stocking. The drawing will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the aquatic center. The winner does not need to be present to win.

To enter in  the contest, participants simply need to swipe their pass card or pay the admission fee.

Additionally, purchasing goggles, gift certificates or passes will give them an opportunity to win the big stocking.

Leanne Sanchez, program coordinator at the aquatic center, explained it is the first time the center has held the drawing.

The purpose, she said, is “to encourage people to stay fit this holiday season.”

A lot of people have entered in the contest. “It’s a big attraction,” Sanchez said.

The aquatic center will be closed at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and will host Warm Water Weekend from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit, the aquatic center will help you reach that goal with another promotion, titled, “2010, the year to get fit.” With a purchase of pass, people will receive an I.D. holder.