Officials with the Dansville Community Center celebrated months of hard work and community dedication Friday night at their grand opening.

 

Officials with the Dansville Community Center celebrated months of hard work and community dedication Friday night at their grand opening.


Nearly 75 people showed up to marvel at the work that transformed the building into a community center.



The center was a vision of several people over numerous years, said Terry Muchler, who played a role in the completion of DCC.


The community center, 43 West Ave. in Dansville, came together after local businesses and community members donated their time and materials.



“We got it built completely by fundraising,” Muchler said. “People donated everything.”


“It’s a huge pride factor to hand this over to the community totally debt free.”



DCC is a place for kids to go where their parents know they’re safe. With security cameras installed and friendly faces running the center, the hope is parents will feel comfortable with their kids spending time there.


And with wi-fi, pool tables, air hockey, a movie room and flat screens, it doesn’t seem the kids will have a problem spending time at the new center.



That’s just the beginning. 


Muchler said the center is for everyone in the community, no matter the age.



“We’d like seniors to use it as well,” he said. “Have the kids teach them and the seniors teach the kids. Interact between generations.”


The center is also equipped with two classrooms to accommodate presentations for business meetings.



Although the community center sits adjacent to the Foursquare church, Muchler stated they are not affiliated.


In the future, the community center would like to build a skatepark in the parking lot and use the building for an after school program.



“Where it goes going forward is up to the community,” Muchler said. “But we’ve got a few things in the chamber.”


With surrounding community centers helping during the building process, Muchler said the Dansville Community Center is more than they hoped.



“It exceeded what we thought it would be,” Muchler said. ‘We just wanted to do something for the greater good.”


Hours of operation and other imformation can be found at dansvillecommunitycenter.org or by calling 585-335-7980