Indiana Ellison, 3, arrives at the bottom of the big slide at Marshall Aquatic Center Thursday, July 22. Indiana's father, Jeremy, of Marshall, was waiting to help fish him out of the water -- so they could go again. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
Above and below: Trenaysha Harker leaps into the pool at Marshall Aquatic Center Thursday, July 22, one of many kids who took to the pool to beat the beastly heat. Official attendance numbers were not available at press time, but one pool employee said more than 300 people came through the doors Thursday. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)
Keeping cool hasn't been easy this week, but the Marshall Parks and Recreation Department is trying to help. Thursday, July 22, admission at Marshall Aquatic Center was reduced to $1 to enable more people to take a dip to cool off.
Blake Long does multiple flips off the low diving board at Marshall Aquatic Center Thursday, July 22. (Eric Crump/Democrat-News)