Community center rededicated to honor family’s generosity

The former Eastside Community Center was packed to overflowing Thursday evening as local residents, city officials and representatives of the United Way celebrated a second lease on life for the building. The structure, on McClure Road, was officially rededicated as the America and Roby Anderson Community Center. Mayor Jim Lienhoop read the proclamation, which highlighted the lives and accomplishments of the Anderson Family.

Dascal Bunch, who represents the area on the city council, says that the rededication fills a void in the community.

Bunch says that it took a lot of work to get the building open again.

America and Roby Anderson were well known in that area for their generosity to those in need. A number of their children, and other family members, took part in Thursday night’s ceremony.