Central Crossing Senior Center adding to building
Center hopes to accommodate more activities for Shell Knob seniors
The Central Crossing Senior Center in Shell Knob held a recent fundraiser in an effort to fund a 6,000-square-foot addition to its building.
Jeff Harp, chief publicity officer and member of the center's board, said with help from the local Knights of Columbus chapter, the center held a fish fry and barbecue, serving over 200 meals in an effort to raise money for the ongoing construction project.
"We're hoping to add 6,000 square feet because we have so many activities going on at once," he said. "There will be an exercise room, lots of different games, like cards, and other activities, like Wii Bowling and a computer room."
A blueprint of the addition shows it will have three meeting/game rooms, a conference/game room, an exercise room, a new dining area, a new storage area, bathrooms, a janitorial room and a large room for future growth, the use of which has yet to be determined. Harp said the center has raised enough money to build the addition, but is still searching for funding to furnish the eight new rooms.
"We'd like to host other events, but we have no plans for any more yet," he said. "We are hoping the community will help and it will strike their hearts like it did with the Knights of Columbus."
At the fish fry and barbecue, the Knights of Columbus served fried fish, hamburgers and hot dogs, all accompanied by the traditional fare of coleslaw, green beans, potatoes, drinks and desserts.
Harp said the center, located at 20801 Hwy. YY-15 in Shell Knob, is also accepting individual donations at any time. For more information, people may call the center at 417-858-6952.