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Boys & Girls Club sees official opening at community center

 

The instant the ribbon is cut at the official opening and dedication of the Boys & Girls Club of Nespelem where children, family, club staff, and Colville Tribal Council Members were in attendance. Pictured from left are, in the back row: Blue Ray Pakootas, Ashlyn Sam, Ava Sam, Mick Perman, William Labro, Payton Ostenberg, Blayne Picard, Alexiah Pakootas, and Hailey Pakootas; in the front row: Joe Ingoglia, Larry Allen, Susie Allen, Shielah Cleveland, Michelle Paul Jane, Ayden Moore, Makaylah Murphy and parent Jody Pakootas. - Jacob Wagner photo

Local school-aged children finally have more to do in the area, thanks to the Nespelem Boys & Girls Club.

The Nespelem Boys & Girls club had its official opening and dedication Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Nespelem Community Center gym.

"This has been a long time coming," said Colville Business Councilmember Larry Allen. "A lot of us grew up with just dirt and sagebrush to play with. We have to give [the children] resources for success."

"It's a wonderful program; it's working so well in Inchelium," said Councilmember Susie Allen. "It's going to make a significance to our youth."

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