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April 11, 2007

Albany --  An embattled East Albany Senior Center is again struggling to find money to stay open. The Gray Senior Citizens Center near Turner Job Corps provides activities for seniors throughout the week.

They get breakfast, play games, take field trips, and participate in arts and crafts.

Last year, the SOWEGA Council on Aging stopped funding and operating the center, and it closed for a week. City and county leaders then gave Greater 2nd Mt. Olive Outreach Center $50,000 to keep it going.

"Funding from the city and county is not guaranteed again. It was just guaranteed for that one year period and were getting close to that time. We do need funds to help keep us open," said Director Yvette Lee-Greene.

The center is organizing a fashion show and banquet Friday evening to raise money. If you can help, call Contact Yvette Lee-Green at 229-434-9690.

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