Hackett Lands Building for Recreational Center

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Young people in Hackett will soon have a place to go after school and in the summer.  Earlier this week, plans were finalized to lease a building from Hackett United Methodist Church.  

The building, located on Williams Street in Hackett, formerly housed the Hackett museum.  While no opening date has been announced, work is proceeding at a fast pace to get the building up and going for summer.  

According to volunteer Kim Henry, they have already acquired two pool tables and monetary donations.  The group is also seeking out grant opportunities to help with the cost of operation. Volunteer Todd Johnson also noted that they are also in search of an air hockey, ping pong, or other games.  

Volunteers are currently accepting monetary donations through GoFundMe as well as a donation jar at Hugs and Biscuits in Hackett.  While the need for funding is crucial, what’s more crucial is the need for volunteers.  A background check will be conducted on all volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kim Henry at 479-650-8444

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