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Join Team for 'Rec Center Work Day'

BridgePoint Christian Church and the East Providence Seekonk Rotary Club are teaming up to make some repairs and improvements next Saturday, March 9, at the East Providence Recreation Center.

The "Rec Center" in Riverside will be getting some volunteer repair and improvement work next Saturday, March 9.

BridgePoint Christian Church at 865A Waterman Ave. is teaming up with the East Providence-Seekonk Rotary Club to "bring people together for the benefit of our community," said Jared Cowgur, director of leadership and teaching at the church.

"The East Providence Rec Center, located at 100 Bullocks Point Ave. in Riverside, provides programs and opportunities for many people in the community, especially for children and teens," Cowgur said. "Budget cuts have resulted in fewer opportunities for youth in East Providence to engage in extracurricular activities. This makes the services of the Rec Center even more important for the well being of the younger generation."

The Rec Center, however, he said, needs some repairs and improvement.

"Projects will include painting, cleaning, and minor repairs throughout the facility," he said.

The Rotary Club will be providing supplies and promoting the event throughout the community, said Rotary communications officer Helen Siravo.

"Everyone from the community is invited to participate in the 'Rec Center Work Day' for all or part of the day," she said. "Lunch will be provided."

There will be projects for people of all strengths, sizes, and skill levels, said Cowgur.

"Let’s work together to bring hope," he said.

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