Things are clean and shiny, striving for user-friendly, at the Centralia Senior Center.
A new air-conditioner, new furnace, new oven, a new dishwasher, remodeled, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant bathrooms, new paint and wallpaper on the inside and new floodlights on the outside, the list goes on.
“It just smells better now,” said Chickie Neff, Senior Center board member. “Sure, we had to spend money to do these things, That is why you earn money and save money so you can make improvements when they are needed. Not go ‘Oh now we need to have a fund-raiser right now,’ because something broke.”
At least one senior center patron agreed.
“I’ve been coming here for six years,” said Sherry Westbay. “It was a mess back then.”
Many of the improvements, such as paint and wallpaper provided by private donation and the labor to apply them, done by board members and other volunteers was free, but money had to be spent.
For the complete article, please see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.