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Groveland Opens Youth Center

Groveland, CA — A dedication ceremony was held this afternoon for the new Groveland Youth Center.

The Tuolumne County Supervisors reconvened their weekly meeting at the center and unveiled a special plague in recognition.

The Groveland Youth Center first opened in 1978 at the intersection of Ferretti Road and Bisordi Street and consisted of a double wide trailer, a small basketball court and programs for youth.

In 2006 Tuolumne County was awarded a Special Project Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to replace the center, and construct a new building next to Mary Laveroni Park on Hwy 120.

Groveland Youth Center Coordinator Mark Watts says, “It has been a long time coming, and this facility will provide the youth of Groveland more opportunities.”

The center will provide after school and weekend programs for the kids. It has a kitchen, games, basketball court and places to study.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.