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What’s next for the East Albany Boys & Girls Club?

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dozens of Albany residents and city officials met to talk about the East Albany Boys and Girls Club, which recently shut down.


Board members says the east location has a leaky roof, and the floor is cracking. Board member Larry Price was at Saturday’s meeting, and says they will still serve the children in the area, and use elementary schools for their after-school programs.

Price says the building was becoming unsafe after 28 years, and they may look at other buildings for a future location.

“What will do in the future is, I'll be happy to listen to other opportunities that might become available. Either another building or a viable location that will be able to serve the children of this area. That's what we are primarily doing is trying to serve the children,” says board member Larry Price.

But other folks, including, volunteer Harold Dabney, who went to the East Albany club, says they should of told someone about the problems.

“A lot of the boys club ex-attendees, are advocates for that boys club and other boys club locations, We go back and support. We would have went out and asked for grants, applied for grants and donations from home depot or lows,” says Albany resident Harold Dabney.

Board members says they are working with the school district to set up new locations for their after-school programs.

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