By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
There are a lot of exciting activities going on at the Corinth Boys & Girls Club, said Trecee Hughey, director of operations.
Last week, Caterpillar employees painted the club’s gym. Caterpillar also supplied new nets, a new basketball goal and hired an electrician to work on the scoreboard and install flood lights and an exit sign.
“We are so appreciative to Caterpillar,” Hughey said.
The Caterpillar employees also improved the weightlifting area by removing a fence.
In addition, Hughey said the Corinth Boys & Girls Club will also begin to offer new programs thanks to grant funds.
One is a feeding grant through the state that will allow the club to soon offer free hot meals for children between 6-18 at the club at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In addition, the club is working on establishing a teen lounge with furniture, video games and TVs. A music recording studio and new computer lab are also being added.
Hughey estimated that about 65 percent of the club’s membership is ages 12 and up.
Updating technology and other equipment is important so the club can continue to keep youth involved and off the street, Hughey noted.
“Everything is just coming together for our club,” she said.
A tutor, who is a certified teacher, was also hired with the help of grant funds, Hughey said.
The local youth are the future, and it is important for them to set attainable goals, she said.