By Courtney Sweeney
Williamston Post staff writer
The Williamston Area Senior Center has been a place for seniors in and around Williamston to socialize, dine, and learn with one another for the past 22 years. But with funds dwindling, the center has an unclear future.
According to senior center volunteer and treasurer Virginia Taschner, the center was working off money from the school district when it first opened in 1992 because the building used to be the old high school. The center also had a grant from the Tri-County Office on Aging, but the state has forced both programs to cut budgets. Since then, the center has had no regular source of funding, relying only on donations from individuals and clubs such as Rotary, The American Legion and Kiwanis.
“Two years ago one of our seniors died, and he left us $25,000. And so that’s what we’re really working on now,” said Taschner. “We’ve got plenty of money to last us for the next year, but we don’t have any regular source of income – we’re looking for that.” Continue reading