This Spring the Boys & Girls Club is hoping to break ground on a new outdoor facility across the street from their Centre Street Community Center. This $325,000 project will feature garden beds for students to grow vegetables to be utlized in the Clubs health cooking program, a outdoor classroom for science, art and educational activities, and a play space for outdoor exercise and fun.
The Club needs to raise the last $75,000 in order to start this project in April. You can find out more by visiting an online webiste about the project at https://www.firstgiving.com/bgcmercer/community-garden
The project will also feature a main fence and entrance designed by local artist Wills Kingsley. The theme of the fence will be bicycles to tie in the healthy living aspect of the project with Wills passion for cycling and his involvement with the Club’s Bike Exchange. Wills in the instructor for all high school students wishing to learn how to repair bikes and to work at the exchange.