LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Summer might be winding down, but leaders want employees to know their work this summer was appreciated.
That's why earlier today a $400 bonus was given to the lifeguards at Jones Pool.
Director of Park and Recreation, Mike Akridge, said it was given as a thank you for their hard work.
In addition to the bonus, the lifeguards received extra pay on their check.
Akridge said it's been hard finding lifeguards for the pool and they want to continue encouraging others to come out and work.
"Getting lifeguards is tough," Akridge said. "It's an ongoing problem every year getting guards that will go take the certification to get qualified to work over here at Jones Pool."
Impact Lufkin, Chamber of Commerce and the Temple Foundation came together to make this all possible through Temple's small grants program