Colley grand reopening set for September 1

Published 9:21 pm Monday, August 30, 2010

The month of September is National Senior Center Month and the Colley Senior Complex in Troy is hosting a grand reopening from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept.1.

The Grand Reopening will kick off a month-long celebration of senior adults and their contributions to the community.

“We have sent invitations to all of those who have filled out cards at the Colley Senior but we also want everyone who has in interest in senior activities and everyone who has wondered what it is that we do here to come to our grand reopening, said Janet Motes, Center director. “We have done a lot of remodeling at the Center and have really spruced things up. So we want everyone to come and see what Troy has to offer its senior adults.”

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The Grand Reopening will open at 10 a.m. with the presentations of proclamations from Gov. Bob Riley, Mayor Jimmy Lunsford and the Pike County Commission designating the month of September as National Senior Center Month in Troy and Pike County and a ribbon cutting by the Pike County Chamber of Commerce.

“The Grand Opening will include tours of the facility and demonstrations by the painting and pottery classes and the quilting guild,” Motes said. “We have asked our artists in different mediums to display their work and the exhibits will be very interesting.

“We’ll have information available about all of the programs, activities and events at the Colley Senior Center and we’ll welcome new members.”

Memberships to the Colley Senior Complex are available to those 50 years and older at no charge.

“The Grand Reopening is a way to celebrate National Senior Center Month and also a way to reach out to the people of the community who don’t know that the Colley Senior Complex is a wonderful, hidden secret,” Motes said. “We are excited to host the event and hope to have a large crowd.”