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|Senior center project a good one|
In a couple of weeks, officials will break ground on a project to expand and renovate the West Monroe Senior Center.
It is a worthy project that will benefit senior citizens who use the center on a daily basis, and it will benefit our friends and neighbors in southern Louisiana who may find themselves in an unfortunate situation in which they are forced to evacuate their homes as a hurricane bears down on the coast of Louisiana.
Sen. Mike Walsworth of West Monroe secured some $1.4 million in state funding for the senior center project. The cost of the project exceeded expectations, topping out at more than $1.5 million. West Monroe Mayor Dave Norris and the city's Board of Aldermen rightly committed the city to pay the difference.
For years, senior citizens from throughout Ouachita Parish have used the senior center in West Monroe for special events, daily get-togethers for meals, fun and games and for other functions important to the senior citizen community. The existing facility simply is not large enough to accommodate the demands that are placed on it throughout the year. The expansion and renovation project at the senior center should help in that regard.
Turning the senior center into certified hurricane evacuation center is a plus, too, for it will serve Louisianians in need of assistance if and when that time arrives.