August 1, 2014
Crews started tearing down the old YMCA building on Foster Drive. The YMCA left years ago and no one has been using the building for some time.
But in a couple of months, crews will start construction on a new 50,000 square foot facility in its place. It will be called the William N. Pennington facility and it will be home to a new Boys and Girls Club. That is slated to open during summer 2014.
Officials estimate the club will serve between 3,000 - 4,000 kids in the community each year. At this point, they have raised enough money to build the facility, but will have to start raising funds to maintain it.