The community is invited to the Build The Dream Kickoff Celebration hosted by Fannin County Children’s Center on Thursday, June 24 from noon to 1 pm. The event will take place at the future home of the Children’s Center at the corner of Lee and Albert Broadfoot Streets in Bonham.
During the strategic planning process in 2016, the center’s board and staff identified the future need to secure a new, larger facility in order to keep up with the growing needs of our community. Over the next few years, a facility task force toured other CASA and CAC facilities, searched for available land or buildings and made several asks and offers. In December 2019, Roy and Jan Reimer donated about 8 acres of land near the Bonham elementary and high schools.
In 2020, MJMC Architects, PLLC was hired and the planning process was in full swing. The center also purchased a small adjacent property and Hammett Excavation graciously donated their services to tear down and remove an old, condemned house on that lot.
The center is now ready to kickoff the campaign to build the new facility. Legend Bank, TXB and McCraw Oil will generously be providing lunch at the kickoff event. Leaders of the Children’s Center and community will begin speaking at about 12:15 pm. They have several exciting announcements planned.
Community members are encouraged to carpool when they can, as nearby parking space will be limited.