‘One Stop’ teen center coming to Brundidge

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The City of Brundidge will soon have a teen center that will provide educational support and recreational opportunities for its youth ages 11-18.

Delana Flowers, founder of “One Stop,” an organization designed to be a reaching hand to everyone, addressed the Brundidge City Council Tuesday night to better inform the mayor and council about the teen center, which is to open in February, and to ask for the city’s support.

Flowers is working toward non-profit designation for the teen center that will be housed in the former Bill’s Dollar location on South Main Street.

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“Teens in Brundidge don’t have a place where they can get together after school and on weekends,” she said. “One Stop will meet that need.”

Flowers said the teen center will be a safe place for teens to gather for learning and for entertainment.

Through Enterprise State Community College, teens can prepare for the GED and there will be opportunities to obtain the services of Plan Parenthood and Sav-A-Life.

“We will also have tutoring services and mentoring programs available and provide a place where teens can do homework and study.

The teen center will also have a television, board games and pool tables.

“We’ll have speakers like Fred Baxter that played professional football and others to speak on subjects that would be of interest to teens,” Flowers said.

She also asked for donations of items that would enhance the teen center or provide additional entertainment.

Dessiree Pickett, a resident of District 5, addressed the council with her concern about the lack of representation for her district by City Council Member Chris Foster.

“Our district is not getting meaningful representation,” Pickett said “I am asking that the council take immediate action and ask Foster to resign. His lack of representation is not acceptable.”

Mayor Isabell Boyd said the council would address the concern.

City Manager Britt Thomas reviewed the FY2018 October financials and said the city is tracking according to the budget.

Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport gave a year’s end report on activity in the police department.

The Brundidge City Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.