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Joy Center Closure Brings Dozens to Supervisors Meeting
JUNE 24, 2014-- Nearly 50 Millcreek residents are fighting back to keep the senior center alive. The Millcreek Township Supervisors heard from concerned citizens after the decision was made to sever the multiple year contract with MECA and the building’s lease. Supervisor John Groh presented a fact sheet saying it would cost the township more than 748,000 dollars to fulfill the contracts. The supervisors say the need for the senior center isn't there with only more than 200 members out those who are eligible to join. The community came out to fight back and said there is a need and they want to keep the center open. They say they have made friends and utilized the services that the center provides. Representatives from MECA were on hand to address the supervisors and say they are shocked and saddened by all this decision. The Joy Center officially opened last September and the supervisors say it could close as early as this September.