Newly renovated Boys & Girls Town campus to host open house

Friday, October 8, 2010 | 6:07 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Columbia’s newly renovated Boys & Girls Town will host an open house Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The campus, at 4304 S. Bearfield Road, recently underwent a nearly $3.5 million renovation, said Annie Meagle, communications manager for Boys & Girls Town of Missouri.

The renovations, which started in 2005, include two new residential cottages, remodels to the two existing cottages, sidewalks and outdoor lighting around the campus and staff offices for foster care case managers and administration.

A new dining hall and recreation center were completed in summer 2010. Construction on a baseball diamond will begin in spring 2011, finishing the renovations, Meagle said.

Boys & Girls Town of Missouri assists children and families from 56 counties, including those in Central Missouri. Boys & Girls Town offers services such as on-campus residential treatment, foster care case management, community outreach treatment and prevention programs.

Tours of the campus will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with lunch served at noon. The Columbia Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:30 p.m., with an appearance by Mayor Bob McDavid.

To RSVP for lunch or for more information, please contact Christina Bursch at 874-8686 or

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