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40 years ago: Boys’ Club has half the funds needed to open its doors

June 17, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 17, 1973:

  • Renovation of the building to be used for the Lawrence Boys' Club was nearly complete, but fundraising for operating costs had fallen short and the club did not yet have enough money to open its doors, according to Larry Mayer, club board president. First-year operating expenses, estimated at $20,000, were needed before the group could become eligible for additional money from the United Fund, Mayer said. About $9,000 had been raised so far in a fund drive, with only $1,500 spent on renovation, where costs had been lower than expected due to generous donations of labor and building materials. The club space was to be located on the third floor about the Duckwall store at 10th and Massachusetts
  • Penn House, referred to in today's Journal-World as a "self-help cooperative of low income persons," was raising funds for a volunteer program designed to help the elderly comply with city codes regarding yard clean-up. Under the program, volunteers could assist in removing junk cars, heavy undergrowth, and old appliances for persons unable to do so by themselves.

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