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[UPDATE] A Lowndes Senior Center to Close?

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

[UPDATE] 2/28 at 7:10 p.m. by Gabrielle Sarann --

But an anonymous donor came forward with $2,000 to keep the center open through March.

The ladies and gentlemen here rely on it for recreation and a hot meal, surrounded by good times and old friends.

If it weren't for the center, many say they would be stuck home alone.

"We don't have anybody at home, so when we come here, we get the fellowship with each other," said Bessie Taylor, 63.

Pearlie Butler, 73, added, "Now I am really hurting because this place is closing. This is like if someone had took a knife and stuck it in my heart to me. This is a sad day for me."

Lowndes County officials stress the need for any person or organization to help keep the center open.

They say it costs $2,000 a month and would mean the world to the people who come here.

For more information, call the county at 229.671.2400.

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A south Georgia senior center is closing and the people who rely on it are heartbroken.

Monday will be the last day the Lowndes Nutrition Center on South Troupe Street will be open.

The county is closing its doors due to tight budget times and say they have no choice.

But the people who go there everyday for a hot meal and good company say they're devastated.

"This is the only thing I have to look forward to during the week," said Josephine Robinson, who's been enjoying the center for years. "Coming out here and being with my friends."

The county says anyone who can support the center is welcome to contact them at 229.671.2400.


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