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Elijah Emanuel, County Commissioner Barbara Revels, the Rev. Frank Giddens and Vanessa Pearson. PHOTO BY SHANNA FORTIER
Palm Coast Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 8 years ago

Carver Center opens, with improvements

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by: Shanna Fortier Associate Editor

The George Washington Carver Community Center officially opened to the public Sept. 10, following a rededication.

The add-on facilities at the center feature a game room with air-hockey, pool and foosball tables; a computer lab with eight Macs and Internet access; a lounge with a TV, leather seating, books and magazines, and six video-game stations; three upstairs classrooms and an upstairs bathroom.

“These things are not going to get stolen,” said Cheryl Massaro, director. “It’s my plan that people will earn pride in this building once again. That’s what this community is about.”

The center will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for community use, 2-7 p.m. as a youth center for students fifth through 12th grades, and 7-9 p.m. for sports leagues.

Groups that will be offering programs at the center include AIM Summer Camp, Assessing Your Potential, Center for Business Excellence, GED classes, the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency and the Youth Advisory Council.

In addition to funding from Flagler County, the city of Bunnell, Flagler County School Board and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, the center received a $5,000 grant from the Flagler Palm Coast Kiwanis Club and a $10,000 grant from Bank of America.

Contact Shanna Fortier at [email protected].

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