Boys & Girls Club celebrates official openin

From left are board president Ronald Davenport, Lancaster by the Bay Chamber president Justin Burke, Faith Campaign chairman Rev. Tom Coye, Katherine Lantz, club youth ambassador Shyniece Sutton, Kimberly Hines-Bullock, Christopher Newport University president and campaign chairman Paul Trible, Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck founder Kenneth Knull and executive director Phillip Mumford.

The interval between the end of the school year and the beginning of the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck’s summer program seemed the perfect time to celebrate the opening of the club’s new building.

“With COVID-19 restrictions relaxed and finishing touches finally completed,” said board president Ronald Davenport, “we planned our grand opening, outdoors, for Friday, June 11, to be followed by a community open house on Saturday, June 12,” said board president Ronald Davenport.

“Who could have anticipated that several inches of rain would fall throughout the day, culminating precisely at 4 p.m. as guests arrived. Although we were disappointed that some of our capital campaign supporters and key community partners could not navigate the flooded roads to be here, we were grateful to the many who did come—including our speakers and ribbon-cutters.”

The new 15,000-square-foot clubhouse….

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