Terry Willis speaks on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club at the chamber’s February luncheon.
As part of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon, a community service spotlight aims to recognize organizations that are making a positive impact in the local area. For the month of February, the chamber’s community service spotlight was the Boys & Girls Club of Carbon County.
The Boys & Girls Club has been a constant in Carbon County since 2010. In that year, the club began offering a safe and secure place for teens to go as an after-school program. In recent times, the club has expanded further, now offering its services to young children as well as teens.
“This school year, an average of 55 members attend daily,” the club shared in October. “The highest attendance has been 70 kids in one day. These students are attending from Carbon High, Lighthouse High, Castle Heights, Creekview, Sally Mauro, Wellington, Mont Harmon Middle, Helper Middle, Pinnacle Canyon Academy, and several who are home schooled.”
Youth that make their way to the club after school can do so for only $20 per year.
The club’s constant focus on improving the lives of local youth encouraged the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce to donate the proceeds from its recent silent auction to the local organization. The annual action takes place at the chamber’s installation banquet where local business donate items for attendees to bid on. All of the proceeds from this event will directly benefit members of the youth club.
Terry Willis was in attendance at the luncheon to accept the honor and express thanks on behalf of the club.