KENNEWICK, Wash.-- A group of seniors at the Hawthorne Court retirement home in Kennewick transformed their pool into pit row on Friday.
Many of the seniors grew up in the Tri-Cities and went to the hydro races every year. Now some of them can't make it for health reasons. So, the staff at the retirement home brought the races to them. They had electric, remote-controlled hydros that they raced around the pool and a BBQ lunch.
George Bauer has been in the Tri-Tties since 1951 and went to the hydro races for 25 years in a row and he's excited about today's party. Bauer says, "We're having a big water follies party. And we're having fun with the boats." He said he didn't win the boat races, but today's party was all about having fun.