(03/26/2010)
A vision of a community center that would improve the health and well-being of Calhoun citizens was outlined in a meeting at the Calhoun County Committee on Aging.

Asst. senior center director Brenda McBride said, "We want this dream to happen, a giving back to our community, not just for ourselves, but for our children."

Initial plans for the Legacy Center, a multi-story, multi-purpose, health, sports, fitness, community building is being proposed for the old town hall property across the street from Grantsville's senior center.

CCCOA Director Mike Ritchie challenged the first members of a Legacy "Dream" Team with "What are we going to leave behind for our community?"

"This project is about giving back to our community, neighbor helping neighbor," Ritchie said.

The first 25-members of the Legacy Team quickly went to work on committees, doing a feasibility study, exploring the design of a building, looking for grants, exploring local contributers, and how to financially sustain the facility.

The first step is to obtain the property, McBride said.

Contributers will likely be asked to participate in a 500 Club or through a Legacy Tree.

The facility could include an indoor swimming pool, basketball gym, exercise and fitness court, aerobics room, wi-fi, food outlet, outside decks, meeting room, artisan space, and possibly rental space.

McBride said the facility would be geared toward all age groups.

The project has clearly defined time lines.

McBride said county citizens should "search their heart" about supporting the project.

See "IT'S IMPORTANT TO DREAM" - CCCOA STUDYING POSSIBLE FITNESS CENTER


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