More Time for SE Club
Last week parents were notified that the after-school program at the South East Boys & Girls club would end on February 1st.
"I've never seen a climate like this," said Keith Blanchard, Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County President, "grant funding going down 60-70 percent,
fundraisers down 70-80 percent... you can barely make payroll...you got to make harsh business decisions."
However at a community meeting Wednesday, the 40 kids that attend the SE club, were given a little more time.
"This is only the first step, this is only a lifeline," said Lee Pinkoson, an Alachua County Commissioner who wrote a personal check for $37,500 to keep the center running for another four months.
"The SE Boys & Girls club provides a very important function for our community, and if people don't come to their rescue, it's going to go away," said Pinkoson.
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