Hamilton Community Center celebrates staying open - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Hamilton Community Center celebrates staying open

A Mid-South community center celebrated Saturday with a "Staying Alive" theme.

In March, a Memphis efficiency study put the Hamilton Community Center on the chopping block in an effort to save city money.

But with the help of the Memphis City Council and a write-in campaign by kids across the city, the Hamilton Community Center was spared.

Hamilton volunteer Geraldine Milan is pleased that local kids will continue to have a safe, positive environment in their neighborhood.

"And that's the best part about it, because the children...they really love coming here, and it was asked 'Well, we don't know what we're going to do if the center closed?'," said Milan.

Organizers say the goal of Sunday's event was to show their appreciation to everyone who helped save the Hamilton Community Center, preserving a safe haven for kids.

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