Lincoln Teen Center annual fundraiser underway

Thirty to 40 kids regularly attend the Lincoln Teen Center activities each time they are open. Chuck Hargrove has started seeking funds to keep the center running for another year. He set a goal of $30,000 and started sending notice to those who help support the center each year. He would like to reach out to others to help make the goal a reality.

“We are the healthiest we have ever been in the number of kids, serving more than we ever have and poorer in finances than we have ever been. We are open three days a week and if we can raise more money we can open more days. Donations can be made at First National Bank or Jerry’s Glass,” Hargrove said.

Justice Rheaume serves as the director and supervises the actives as well as teaches the kids new skills. Over the past summer, he took them fishing and taught them about wildlife. Hargrove would like to give him the opportunity to bring more activities and open more for the kids.

“Locally, we don’t have the gang problems and other problems with kids because they have someplace to go after school. These latchkey kids need activities and a safe place to be after school. The center provides that for them,” he continued to explain.

As he approaches another year of fundraising, Hargrove hopes that a new administration could bring more opportunity to seek grant funding. That is not in place, therefore they are totally self-sufficient. They rely on the community to reach into their pockets to give to this worthy project. 

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Pictured: Chuck Hargrove holds up one of the signs that can be seen around Elk City, the annual fundraising efforts for the Lincoln Teen Center. Donations can be made at First National Bank or Jerry’s Glass. Staff photo by Sheryl Ponce.

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