ELKHART -

Elkhart has completed work on the Pierre Moran Swimming Pool, making it more handicap-accessible.

The city received a $20,000 grant from the Elkhart County Community Foundation to do the work.

The money was used to add a power lift, a mobile stairway and flotation devices.

"I think we are more and more becoming aware of the need," described Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore. "We have many people that need access to our buildings, our accommodations, things like our pool, entertainment centers. It's fitting that we do that."

After Thursday's ceremony, kids got the chance to get in and check out all the improvements.