Boys & Girls Club holds Open House

The Boys & Girls Club showcased its kinder, gentler side to the local business community on Thursday.

“We want people to realize that (the arts) is something that we do here,” said Tyrell McElroy, the chief professional officer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County, which held an Open House at its Waynesboro location with the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The showcase event was a play put on by members of the Club that wove together several children’s tales. Members of Waynesboro City Council, including Mayor Frank Lucente, were in attendance along with State Del. Dickie Bell and members of the local business community.

“A lot of times people think that when you come to the Club, the kids come to the Club to get help with their homework. We have a lot of different program areas, including the arts, sports and fitness, health and life skills, education and career and also character and leadership development. With this event, we were able to show a little bit of what we do here,” McElroy said.

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