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City of Goshen opens cooling centers for residents

GOSHEN, Ind. – The City of Goshen, Salvation Army, and Elkhart County Emergency Management announced the opening of three cooling centers and offering free admission to the city pool. 

The National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Elkhart County beginning at noon on Friday to Sunday evening. The extreme temperatures can create air quality issues for the community.

Three cooling centers opened for anyone who needs an air-conditioned room to escape the heat.

The Salvation Army on Main Street can be used:

  • Friday – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Maple City Chapel on Lincolnway East will be open:

  • Friday – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Schrock Pavilion on West Plymouth Avenue will only be opened on Sunday at 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

As well as the cooling centers, the community has allowed public use for Shanklin Park Pool on Plymouth Avenue.

The public pool hours are as follow:

  • Friday – 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday – 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The public is advised to drink plenty of water, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check on relatives and neighbors, according to the City of Goshen officials.

“I strongly encourage anyone in need to take advantage of these community resources throughout the weekend. I would also urge the community to look out for one another. Please check on your loved ones, neighbors and friends, especially the elderly, and take them to the shelter if they need it.” Mayor Jeremy Stutsman said.

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