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The Boys & Girls Club building sits empty. A meeting discussing what needs to be done to bring back the club is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Richardson Memorial Library at 100 Spring St. next to City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend.

The Boys & Girls Club of Emporia-Greensville closed its doors on April 19 after serving the community for nearly 18 years. A first step in bringing the club back to Emporia-Greensville is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Richardson Memorial Library at 100 Spring St. next to City Hall.

The club had as more than 200 children in the program through the summer months, but with the doors being closed, it leaves an empty hole in a program that was utilized by so many for nearly two decades.

“This was a very difficult decision, but a necessary action given our current financial position, Board Treasurer Eletha Gillus said after the doors closed in April. “The Board would like to reopen the programs in the future, but we need to develop a sustainability plan that will ensure we don’t find ourselves in this position again. We regret the inconvenience to our families and members. We know they will miss this needed program.”

The process of reopening the program begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday with all urged to attend in an effort to form a steering committee, the first step in the club returning to Emporia-Greensville. For more information about Tuesday’s meeting, call Bobby Wrenn at (434) 348-4221.