Kins­men make com­mit­ment to lo­cal groups

CCW and Douglas Street Recre­ation Cen­tre ben­e­fit from do­na­tions

Truro Daily News - - COLCHESTER COUNTY - TRURO NE WS STAFF

TRURO, N.S. – The Kins­men Club of Bi­ble Hill cel­e­brated its 100th birth­day with ma­jor com­mit­ments to two Truro or­ga­ni­za­tions.

The Douglas Street Recre­ation Cen­tre will re­ceive $100,000 over 10 years and Colch­ester Com­mu­nity Work­shops is re­ceiv­ing $25,000 over the next five years.

“We wanted to do some­thing big to mark 100 years of Kin and help the com­mu­nity as much as pos­si­ble,” said club pres­i­dent Quinn Mccarthy.

The rec cen­tre fund­ing will be used to ob­tain more play­ground equip­ment, cre­ate ad­di­tional green space and make build­ing ren­o­va­tions.

At the CCW, the money will help cover ex­pan­sion into the for­mer Hal­l­i­day build­ing, now re­named De­laney House, next door to its Arthur Street lo­ca­tion. This will al­low CCW to take on more clients for jobs and skills train­ing, cut­ting its wait­ing list.

Over­all cost of the CCW’S ex­pan­sion is $5.5 mil­lion, of which the or­ga­ni­za­tion needed to raise $3.2 mil­lion.

Maura Hunter, who cochairs the CCW’S cap­i­tal cam­paign, says her group is nearly ready to start ren­o­va­tion work and is hope­ful ten­ders will go out next month.

“We are not across the fin­ish line yet. There are pledges which have been given ver­bally but not for­mally rec­og­nized,” said Hunter.

FRAM DINSHAW/TRURO NEWS

The Kins­men Club of Bi­ble Hill is do­nat­ing $100,000 over the next 10 years for up­grades at the Douglas Street Recre­ation Cen­tre in Truro. From left, David Gil­lis, Mark Thi­bodeau, Brian Babineau, Quin Mccarthy, Stephen Ham­lin, Ash­ley Simms, Ch­eryl Fritz, Truro Mayor Bill Mills and John Spears.

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