New Playground First Step Toward Revived Boys & Girls Club

5 years 2 months 1 week ago May 11, 2012 May 11, 2012 Friday, May 11 2012 Friday, May 11, 2012 6:38:00 PM CDT in News
By: Adam Smith
loading

COLUMBIA - The Boys & Girls Club of Columbia dedicated its new playground Friday evening. The evening featured a bounce house, bubbles, hula hoops and breaking in the new playground

Veterans United Home Loans donated and built the playground in a single day in April after adopting the Boys & Girls Club as its philanthropic partner. Heart of Missouri United Way coordinated the build.

The April weather wasn't too kind to the builders, though. Veterans United volunteers had to deal with wind, cold and rain but the work continued to meet the goal of building a playground in eight hours.

"We just decided a little rain is not going to stop us from making it happen. And, honestly, by the end of the day, people were still laughing, still smiling and so excited about what has happened right in front of their eyes," Megan Sievers of Veterans United said.

The new playground is just one of the new things coming to the Boys & Girl Club. The group is in the process of expanding its teen facility on North Seventh Street in order to bring all of its operations under the same roof. It will also be adding a basketball court behind the playground.

The other Boys & Girls Club location is on Fay Street.

The group hopes the expanded facility across from Hickman High School will help teens stay out of trouble.

"I think a lot of the teens that are making bad choices right now are just because they're bored, they don't have a structured place to go and hang out," Valorie Livingston, executive director of the club, said.

The club plans to finish the expansion in the next few months.

More News

Grid
List
CALLAWAY COUNTY - A Williamsburg man was arrested on Thursday and accused of domestic assault, including pointing a rifle at... More >>
1 hour ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 5:50:00 PM CDT in News
FULTON - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants Callaway County prosecutor to file criminal charges against Central Missouri... More >>
2 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 5:25:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says he'll stop funding cuts for foster-care families that he approved earlier... More >>
2 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 4:58:41 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Chicago man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in... More >>
3 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 4:21:13 PM CDT in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Law enforcement officials are suing more than a dozen businesses in southwest Missouri suspected of being involved... More >>
3 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:51:43 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY — The Jefferson City Police Department confirmed Thursday that two teenagers were found dead in the Moreau River... More >>
3 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:48:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Flags will be at half-staff Friday on all state government buildings in St. Louis to honor... More >>
3 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:43:14 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Joanthony Johnson, 27, was back in court Thursday for the second day in a row for his sentencing... More >>
4 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 2:50:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - A community based organization that provides tutoring services, dance classes, and other skills to children in Columbia is... More >>
4 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 2:42:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Welcome Home had the grand opening of its new facility Thursday morning. It offers 32 rooms with 34... More >>
5 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 1:43:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's order that Missouri taxpayers pay more than $156,000... More >>
5 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 1:42:54 PM CDT in News
ROLLA - A drug deal turned violent Wednesday night, leaving a woman hospitalized with a gunshot wound to her head.... More >>
8 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 11:08:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — Columbia Police are investigating a home invasion and armed robbery at the Campus View apartment complex Wednesday night.... More >>
9 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:07:00 AM CDT in News
ST. JOSEPH (AP) — Authorities say three people have been wounded in a shooting at a St. Joseph apartment complex.... More >>
10 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:18:00 AM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 27-year-old St. Louis jail inmate is hospitalized in critical condition after being found beaten in... More >>
10 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:06:00 AM CDT in News
SULLIVAN, Mo. (AP) — Thousands of ticks have been collected for testing from a Missouri park after a worker died... More >>
10 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:42:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - If you live in southwest Columbia, the city has a suggested watering schedule that might affect you. ... More >>
11 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:35:00 AM CDT in News
CAMDEN COUNTY - UPDATE: Authorities located missing man safely in his residence on Thursday. James Hanberry III, 36, was... More >>
11 hours ago July 20, 2017 Jul 20, 2017 Thursday, July 20 2017 Thursday, July 20, 2017 8:34:00 AM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 95°
8pm 91°
9pm 87°
10pm 85°
11pm 84°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

7:00p
Hollywood Game Night
8:00p
The Wall
9:00p
The Night Shift
7:00p
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
8:00p
Hooten & the Lady
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Hollywood Game Night
8:00p
The Wall
9:00p
The Night Shift
7:00p
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
8:00p
Hooten & the Lady
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld