On Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 12-1 p.m., the City of Gardner will host an open house and ribbon cutting to celebrate its newly renovated facility, formerly known as the Gardner Senior Citizen Community Center.
The renovations were funded by a Community Development Block Grant of $200,000, along with $50,000 from the city’s general funds. The work included improved interior and exterior ADA access, an upgraded community room with new furnishings, a modernized kitchen and more.
“This building serves as a central meeting space in our Downtown, so it was imperative that we make the necessary renovations to accommodate all of our citizens,” Chris Morrow, mayor, said. “We look forward to showcasing the changes and enhancements at the upcoming event.”
The center will continue serving as the location for Johnson County Meals on Wheels, seniors, volunteer programs, group meetings and special events. Its name will be changed to fit its newly renovated form and availability to the entire community, with the announcement of the name change expected in the near future.
The public is encouraged to attend the event. Refreshments will be provided