Over $35,000 was raised during a recent fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of the Hatchie River Region.
The fundraiser was held on Thursday September 19 at Marlo’s Down Under in Covington.
Guests were entertained with live music on piano as well as a special wine and cheese tasting by cheesemonger Matt Shankle, who is from Covington and now lives in Pennsylvania.
The monies raised will be used towards operating costs for the new club.
The Boys and Girls Club of the Hatchie River Region was set to open its doors in Covington in August.
Instead, that opening was delayed due to a lack of funding.
Club leaders are renovating the old Frazier High School gymnasium, but it is costing more than they anticipated.
People who live nearby are looking forward to having Boys & Girls Club in the neighborhood, and organizers are hoping it can be opened by November. But they need your help.