Community center in Stanley?

Luray-Cave Hill

February 23, 1989 — The Stanley Town Council heard from a local non-profit organization last Wednesday about the possibility of a community center for the town.

A dozen members of the Stanley Jaycees presented the council with a proposal that would include a 50-by-100 foot metal building with wood frame construction set on a concrete slab. Cost of the proposed center would be about $52,000.

Ronnie Donelson, who spoke as chairperson for the Jaycees, said that the group began discussing the idea of a community center for the town after they had to take their annual Valentine’s Dance to the Shenandoah Community Center.

“We’d like to have some teen dances to keep some of the kids off the streets … we’re at a standstill as to some of the things we can do for the community without a community center,” Donelson said.

Donelson said that if volunteers in the community assisted in putting the building up, they could save between $15,000 and $20,000. Donelson added that plumbing and heating for the building could possibly be donated.

Stanley Mayor Vance Bryant indicated that acquiring land for the proposed community center may present a problem as it has in the past. 

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier


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