Kiwanis Center back in action

Published 10:46 pm Thursday, July 7, 2011

Today marks the first time the Kiwanis Community Center has been used for an event since it was damaged by storms on Sat., April 16.

Kiwanian Harry Hinson said the club had to replace a portion of the ceiling 74-feet wide and 200-feet across. Damages were estimated at $285,000, he said.

“It’s amazing to me that we’re back in today,” Hinson said as he watched Rotarians set up tables and chairs for the World Championship Domino Tournament, which begins today. “Edwin Page is our contractor and the day after this happened, he had the team lined up. They came from Maplesville. They tore out the damaged roof and replaced it in record time.”

This event also is the first since David Finlin became the facility manager.