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Arab Senior Center reopens

A pipe burst back in January and left behind $100,000 worth of damage.

Posted: Apr. 30, 2018 6:04 PM

After being forced to close about three months ago, the Senior Center in Arab is back open.

The Center's Director told us today that a pipe burst back in January and left behind $100,000 worth of damage.

People at the Senior Center told us when the center closed, they were having to drive about 20 minutes to the Senior Center in Guntersville.

"The whole situation has been hard for many but it's blossomed into a wonderful thing," said Maggie Funderburk who goes to the Center.

Monday, Friends gathered to play bridge, eat lunch and catch up about what they've been up to for the past 3 months.

New floors were installed, new furniture was bought, and other renovations were made after the building flooded.

One man told us he's been playing pool here for years, but hasn't been able to play with his friends since the Center closed.

"I haven't seen them since, so we will probably all get together Friday," said Ken Drake who lives in Arab.

Many at the Center told us they'd come multiple times a week to the center, soo the reopening is long over due.

After months, they told us it was well worth the wait.

"This has been where we come. It's hard moving away from it and not knowing what was going on. It's been a very welcome change and we are glad to be back," said Funderburk.

The Senior Center is opened 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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