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Commissioners approve $5,000 grant to The Club

The approval came after discussion of nationalism, patriotism at Dayton's after-school youth program


February 17, 2022

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Working with clay at The Club. Programs include art, music, classroom skills, and taking care of homework. Students also learn to work together in an apolitical environment.

DAYTON-At a Monday morning meeting on February 14, The Club President, Jim Pearson, presented to the Columbia County Commissioners on The Club, following its request for $5,000 from the Juvenile Justice Fund. The Club provides affordable afterschool and school break programs for more than 100 area youth. At its peak before COVID-19 restrictions, The Club had more than 200 members enrolled.

Pearson told the commissioners that the past couple of years had been challenging for The Club, facing challenges due to staffing, closures, and scheduling issues.

The Club provides enrichment programs,...

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