Jefferson City Boys and Girls Club set to open new facility

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JEFFERSON CITY - An upcoming facility is nearing the halfway point in its fundraising effort in Jefferson City.

The Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City is in the planning stages of building a new facility on the campus of Lincoln University. The new facility would be close to Lincoln's baseball field and track.

So far, the club has raised about $1.1 million in the effort and is now looking to raise the other half of its $2.2 million goal through public donations.

The club held an event in Jefferson City Monday to make the announcement about the upcoming facility.

"The Boys and Girls Club is so fortunate that Lincoln University's Board of Curators voted to donate a piece of land to our organization to build on campus," Stephanie Johnson said.

Crews are expected to break ground on the campus in summer 2015. If all goes according to plan, Johnson said the new facility should open fall of 2016.