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Caterpillar Employees Help Corinth Boys & Girls Club

Caterpillar employees painted the gym at the Corinth Boys & Girls Club last week. (Submitted Photos)

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.

Caterpillar employees volunteered at the Corinth Boys & Girls Club last week.

The Caterpillar employees also worked in the club’s weight room.



About Josh Mitchell

Josh Mitchell is the news editor for Corinth Today. He can be reached at 662-872-9907 or news@corinthtoday.com.