Manila breaks ground for new senior center - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Manila breaks ground for new senior center

(Source: KAIT-TV) (Source: KAIT-TV)
MANILA, AR (KAIT) -

Wednesday, the city of Manila held a groundbreaking for a new senior center.

Project coordinator Linda Donovan said it has been a long time coming for the groundbreaking of Manila's new senior center.

Donovan said the city has been working on this project for four years.

The new senior center will be built on Airport Road behind the Manila Community Center and Nursing facility.

The seniors are now sharing the community center with the public. 

However, Donovan said having their own center will provide them with better space and enjoyment.

"They always had to move their things out of the building and lock it up,” she said. “And then on Monday morning, they put it back out. However, this way, they're going to have their own building where they can leave their projects out and come in the next morning. And they can decorate it any way they want to.”

Donovan said they received a grant from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to help fund the senior center.

She said it will take about $500,000 to complete the project.

The city of Manila is hoping to have their new senior center up and running by Christmas.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Rifle raffle nixed at Batesville school

    Rifle raffle nixed at Batesville school

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 1:20 PM EST2018-02-20 18:20:59 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:29 PM EST2018-02-20 19:29:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Officials have pulled the plug on a raffle for an AR-15 at a local high school.

    Officials have pulled the plug on a raffle for an AR-15 at a local high school.

  • School board member arrested for computer fraud

    School board member arrested for computer fraud

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:13 PM EST2018-02-20 17:13:00 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:37 PM EST2018-02-20 17:37:51 GMT
    Charles Russell Lane was arrested Friday in Mississippi County on an out-of-state warrant. (Source: Mississippi Co Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)Charles Russell Lane was arrested Friday in Mississippi County on an out-of-state warrant. (Source: Mississippi Co Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)

    A Mississippi County school board member faces fraud charges in Mississippi state.

    A Mississippi County school board member faces fraud charges in Mississippi state.

  • Oh deer!: Buck crashes into college dorm

    Oh deer!: Buck crashes into college dorm

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 9:03 AM EST2018-02-20 14:03:31 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 9:54 AM EST2018-02-20 14:54:05 GMT

    Wildlife got a little too close for comfort on a local college campus.

    Wildlife got a little too close for comfort on a local college campus.

Powered by Frankly