Union County Weekly: Mayors read to Boys & Girls Clubs

Monroe Mayor Bobby Kilgore and Marshville Mayor Franklin Deese took time out of their busy schedules to visit the Union County Boys & Girls Clubs to celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week.

The week raises awareness of the impact of the club programs across the country and encourages interaction between members and the community. To celebrate this year, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte, including the Clubs in Union County, hosted “community leader readers” to the members.

“Reading is foundational to the success of our kids, and we also want to continue to have opportunities for our members to interact with local leaders,” said David McQueen, area director of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Union County. “Our members are excited when any guest comes to visit and spend time with them, but we believe they were especially inspired by meeting our local leaders.”

For more than 80 years, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte have been serving at-risk youth in the community, creating a positive environment to help children excel in school and succeed in life.

For $5, school-aged children in Mecklenburg and Union counties can join the Boys & Girls Clubs, which provide a safe, positive and fun place to spend time after school. The cost of membership is offset by contributions from the community.

Visit www.bgccharlotte.org/greatfutures to donate to the campaign.