The Simple Room in Greenville has a new home.
Sunday afternoon, The Simple Room hosted an open house and many area residents toured the new building.
A highlight was a ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Karen Smith, board chair, told WGEL officials were excited to move the kids into the new building. She expressed thanks to the community for their generosity. She noted that the new building is an attractive entry as visitors enter Greenville by coming up Fourth Street.
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WGEL’s Jeff Leidel talked to Blake Gocey, community relations director and leadership team coordinator. Blake said the staff feels lucky to be around to see these dreams realized and know they’re standing on the shoulders of those who came before. He said it’s bigger and better than he envisioned.
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The new building, along South Fourth Street at Franklin Avenue in Greenville, has four individual rooms for tutoring and other activities, plus expanded recreation, kitchen and office areas.
The Simple Room has provided various programs for students in the community for 36 years.