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LH unit of Boys & Girls Club hosting official opening

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

After years of dedicated planning and fundraising by many faithful volunteers, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera County will celebrate the official membership of the Lakehills Area Unit into the county-wide non-profit this week.

The ceremony and reception will b e held at Hill Country Elementary Gymnasium, Friday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 8 pm.

"We invite the community to join us in this celebration," said Adriana Rendón, Chief Professional Officer. "We want to take this opportunity to thank all of those who worked to hard to make this dream a reality."

The event will be a come-and-go occasion with light refreshments. The membership certificate will be presented at 6 pm with tours led by Club members immediately following.

The Lakehills unit recently became active and has been meeting at HCE.

The mission of the B&G Clubs of America is "to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Local clubs provide a safe place for kids with "life-enhancing programs and character development experiences."

Boys Clubs began in 1860 by three women in Hartford, Conn. In 1990, "Girls" was added to the name to reflect the organization's changing outreach. Nationwide, nearly 4,000 clubs serve 4.1 million young people.