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Update: Boys & Girls Club Now Hoping to Reopen in September

OAKHURST — Officials at the Oakhurst Boys and Girls Club issued an update today on the organization’s ongoing efforts to reopen.

Doug Macaulay, president of the nonprofit’s board of directors, said it will be at least another month until the club, which has been shuttered since late June, can resume operations.

“The Oakhurst Boys and Girls Club Board and Staff would like to thank the ongoing hard work of the community in helping to reopen the club,” Macaulay said Friday. “Our goal now is to be open sometime in September though we do not have an exact date.”

Macaulay said the organization’s board and staff are “disappointed” not to be able to open for the first day of school, which is August 15.

“While we have raised approximately $35,000” since the club closed earlier this summer, “we are not yet in a position to reopen on a sustainable basis,” Macaulay said. “We know not being open is a hardship for many families and we are continuing to work to open as quickly as we can.”

Macaulay said a number of fundraisers have been scheduled between now and December — “some of which will be annual events moving forward into 2020 and these will help to keep us funded not just when we reopen but for the years beyond.”

“The public can help tremendously,” he added. “Right now we are in need of monthly sponsorships from the community to help provide the sustainability required to keep the doors open permanently.”

More information about monthly sponsorships is available at https://www.oakhurstbgc.org.

“We will be sending out information on preregistration as we get closer to reopening in the coming weeks,” Macaulay said. “Please visit our Facebook page to find information on our upcoming events and how you can be of help.”

Club officials are currently selling raffle tickets at $10 each to win trips to Disneyland, Cabo San Lucas, and Yosemite.

“People can check out our Facebook page for details,” Macaulay added. “We will keep the community updated on our progress.”

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