Boys and Girls clubs await word on serving more youth



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The Marble Falls unit of the Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes (pictured here) adheres to a limited number of members due to COVID-19 “social distancing” orders.




By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Officials with the Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes have navigated several weeks of COVID-19 order limitations and have turned their attention to requesting the ability to serve more youngsters.

As the nonprofit organization pivots to summer programs, Executive Director Bill Drake shared with various groups the challenges the programs have faced in Marble Falls, Burnet, Kingsland and Llano.

Drake addressed members of the Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary Club during a video teleconference on May 12.

“Normally, in Marble Falls (during the school year) I'm running from 120 to 150 kids,” he said. “We're now just down to 30 kids.” …

Find the rest of this story in the Friday, May 15 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a news tip or comment, email Subscribe to the newspaper by calling 830-693-4367 or click here to subscribe to our e-Edition online.


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