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Parkview Boys & Girls Club building underway

Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014

The new Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County building is under construction behind its current facility at 608 E. State Street. Felderman Design Build is working on the construction while First Federal Savings Bank is financing the project.

The $3.2 million project has been made possible with the support of the community. Ground was broken on Monday, October 6 for the 20,000-square-foot building. The mission of the Parkview Boys & Girls Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Their vision is to change the future generation of Huntington County by instilling civic leadership, a productive work ethic and the willingness to give back in the youth we serve.

The Huntington County Boys and Girls Club was proposed in the late 1990’s by the Chief Probation Officer along with the Juvenile Judge as a response to then increasing juvenile presence in the judicial system. The need was evident for the community to develop year round programs for children that addressed the physical, emotional and educational needs of its members, as well as working in conjunction with other area programs. The Boys and Girls Club of Huntington County, Inc. was incorporated in 1998. The club began serving the youth of the Huntington community in February 2001.

Club members know their opinions are heard and valued and that they can influence decisions. The Club enhances this through participation in youth councils, discussion groups, interest surveys and other opportunities to contribute to the development of Club programs and rules. The executive director is Mandy Reber and the Club is open after school from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Reach the club at (260) 359-1750 or email Huntington boysandgirlsclub@yahoo.com or visit Facebook.