Old Town Center Holds Open House
JEFFERSON CITY - Church and civic groups in the capital opened a new community center Thursday under the name "Old Town Center." Organizers said the center is meant to be a place where people in the community can gather. They are hope to have meetings, activities and other events around the community.
The First United Methodist Church teamed up with the First Presbyterian Church, the Grace Episcopal Church and Central UCC to renovate the inside of the building. The building was formerly a grocery store and laundromat. After many of years of being empty, the project has revitalized it. The Old Town Revitalization Company helped with the project, using HUD Community Development block grants.
The center will be free for all non-profit groups and for private parties with a donation. The top floor of the building will house the Jefferson City Helping Art Liberate Orphans(HALO) group. Backers said the Old Town Center will be a great addition to the city and is meant to provide a place of gathering to the community.