Local Boys & Girls Club closes its doors

The Boys & Girls Club of Baldwyn announced that Wednesday was the final day that it would be open.

Posted: Oct 9, 2019 6:59 PM
Updated: Oct 10, 2019 9:22 AM

BALDWYN, Miss. (WTVA) - The Boys & Girls Club of Baldwyn announced that Wednesday was the final day that it would be open.

Director Megan Welch said they cannot afford to keep the club open due to a dwindling budget.

"It hurts me knowing that a lot of these kids here don't have anywhere to go; like they don't have any other outlet,” Welch said. "They are asking questions, their parents are asking questions, it's hard for me to sit there and be like, ‘I don't know.'"

Funding has mostly come from the United Way, but the lack of money coming from the community has hurt the club.

“We are leaving Ms. Megan and we are going to miss her,” said Odyssey Taylor, a sad third-grader.

Welch said she is going to continue to work to open its doors once again.

"Many sleepless nights I've cried. I've prayed. I've cried some more, but at the end of the day, I just have to know that I'm fighting for them,” she said.

If you would like to help, you can contact them on their Facebook page.

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