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H.O.P.E. Hears Reports At Monthly Meeting

Reports from H.O.P.E.’s Community Activity Center (CAC) Managers and it’s Executive Director were given when the organization’s Board of Directors met Wednesday, Feb. 15.

In the first report, CAC managers Karen and Allen Mensch noted Eberly Electric had repaired the main light outside the building as well as two smaller ones. They said several other entry light fixtures were aging and needed replacement, adding an estimate would be sent for repair in the near future.

Also noted was there were several referees and volleyball teams now wishing to use the building, as well as a group of ladies wanting to walk in the CAC at a Different time than 7:30 a.m.

The managers also asked for a plastic curtain be installed between the gym and snack area to protect individuals from being hit with an errant volleyball, basketball, etc. The request was approved later in the meeting by the Board, with a cost not to exceed $150.00.
In other news, the Mensch’s noted a thank you received from the Senior Center to the CAC for sending cinnamon and sugar packets, which they use to make their cinnamon rolls.

Finally, a thank you was extended to new CAC employee Shannon Price for keeping the facility looking and smelling clean.

In the following Executive Director’s report, Lois Cheatham noted H.O.P.E. had received donations from the Holden Community of Christ, Grace Missionary Baptist Mission, John (Jack) Wharton, the First Baptist and Christian Churches and expressed appreciation to them all.

She also told the Board both state and federal tax returns had been filed and employee w-2s were distributed.

Cheatham also informed the Board the battery in the Automated External Defibulator (AED) was showing low, but AED users said it was still good for about nine months. In addition, she noted new people…


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