110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Lynn Bowen
posted Apr 25, 2013 - 2:07:29pm
After a decade of serving the Spring Hill community in DeLand, the Boys and Girls Club has a new home. Dignitaries, club members and other members of the community celebrated the completion of the 1,900-square-foot building at 462 Green St.
It was built at a cost of $560,000, and is named for one of the companies that helped, Bright House Networks.
Director Althea Chavers said the building is beautiful. One of the highlights, Chavers said, is a room dedicated to teenagers.
"We have nice bathrooms, finally," Chavers said.
The group is anxiously waiting to move in.
"We're waiting for the final inspection," Chavers said. "The kids can't wait."
The group hopes to move in today, Thursday, April 24.
The Bright House Spring Hill Boys and Girls Club had 116 children enrolled between January and April; daily, the club serves between 60 and 72 local children, offering a place to do homework, receive tutoring, learn life skills, have fun, and make friends, all in safety.
Speakers at the ribbon-cutting April 13 included U.S. Rep. John Mica, DeLand Mayor Bob Apgar, Boys and Girls Club of Volusia/Flagler Counties Director Joe Sullivan, and Chavers.
A combination of federal and local funds, along with money paid by the Boys and Girls Club, was used to make the new facility possible.
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