Oneonta Senior Center grand opening







Local elected officials and others celebrate grand opening with ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday at the new Oneonta Senior Citizens Center: (from left), Pamela Casey, Ross Norris, Allen Armstrong, Ed Lowe, Donnie Adams, Darryl Ray, Danny Robinson, Mark Gargus, Tim McNair, Hal Buckelew, Chris Green, and Dean Calvert. More than 200 attended the Sunday luncheon and building dedication. The 3900-square-foot building was completed at a cost of $533,000 and opened for regular use by seniors Monday. It will serve about 100 seniors, about half in the regular senior citizens program for the Oneonta area and half in the Adult Day Health program, serving the county. The building contains a large multi-purpose common room, kitchen, separate activities area, reinforced safe room, and office spaces. It replaces the senior center on Jack Fendley Drive, across from Woodland Park. “I had two main priorities when I took office as mayor,” said Ray. “A new senior building was number one, and new soccer fields were number two. So now it’s on to the soccer fields,” he said. – Ron Gholson

Local elected officials and others celebrate grand opening with ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday at the new Oneonta Senior Citizens Center: (from left), Pamela Casey, Ross Norris, Allen Armstrong, Ed Lowe, Donnie Adams, Darryl Ray, Danny Robinson, Mark Gargus, Tim McNair, Hal Buckelew, Chris Green, and Dean Calvert. More than 200 attended the Sunday luncheon and building dedication. The 3900-square-foot building was completed at a cost of $533,000 and opened for regular use by seniors Monday. It will serve about 100 seniors, about half in the regular senior citizens program for the Oneonta area and half in the Adult Day Health program, serving the county. The building contains a large multi-purpose common room, kitchen, separate activities area, reinforced safe room, and office spaces. It replaces the senior center on Jack Fendley Drive, across from Woodland Park. “I had two main priorities when I took office as mayor,” said Ray. “A new senior building was number one, and new soccer fields were number two. So now it’s on to the soccer fields,” he said. – Ron Gholson