By Amanda Amsel
As the new Prairie Township Community Center wraps up construction, some local groups are preparing to move to the center.
Among those groups is the Prairie Township Senior Center, which will be moving to the new building on June 1.
“We are really excited to move into our new space and have access to all the state-of-the-art equipment the center will have to offer,” said Keith Farrell, director of the senior center.
“Right now, we have very limited space and older equipment, so this will be a positive change for us.”
As part of the move, the center will be auctioning off most of their belongings to make way for the new items that have already been purchased.
The auction will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 31 at the center, 4656 West Broad Street.
“Everything literally must go,” Farrell said. “We will be auctioning off everything from desks to bookcases to kitchen supplies to a piano.”
All the auction items will start at $1 and all proceeds will go to Prairie Township.
Steve Beaver will be the auctioneer at the event.
“There will be some great finds at this auction,” Beaver said. “People can get some great deals on things like tools and appliances. Plus, all the proceeds go back into the center, so it is a really great cause.”
The Prairie Township Senior Center organizers say they are excited for the auction because it will be the start of a new chapter for the center.
With more than 200 members, the moving of the center to the new Prairie Township Community Center will offer a lot more for area seniors.
“Right now our members can only interact with people the same age as them. By moving to this new center, they will get to interact with many different demographics,” Farrell said.
“They also can get a discounted membership to the Prairie Township Community Center, so they can enjoy the swimming pool, exercise equipment and a variety of other things.”
Down the road Farrell said they would like to increase their programming and offer classes through the Prairie Township Community Center. Some of the classes they have talked about offering include wine tastings, painting and even line dancing.
Preregistration for the Prairie Township Senior Center Auction starts at 12:30 p.m. May 31.
To view the items being auctioned off, visit http://bidtowinauction.com/ or contact Steve Beaver, at 774-5692.