By Audrey Gomez
Of The New Era 

Donations push Boys & Girls Club over first goal to keep branch open


March 31, 2015

SWEET HOME Boys and Girls Club members volunteer at a car wash held March 27 at the club to help raise funds to keep the branch open. –– Photo by Kyla Jutte

The Sweet Home Boys & Girls Club started last week about $8,000 short of its $40,000 March 31 fund-raising goal.

As of last Saturday, it had not only met that goal but was $1,225 toward the next benchmark – $20,000 more by May 31.

“I think with the work of the ad hoc committee and seeing social media or our thermometer, it kind of shows the need,” said Senior Branch Director Dave Bauer.

A group of concerned citizens formed an ad-hoc committee in February in response to news that the Sweet Home branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam may close. The club had be...

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