Youth Center Starts Capital Campaign

The effort to establish a Gorge Youth Center in The Dalles has moved into a capital campaign.  Joe Martin of ACTS says they are seeking to first build a commons facility with a café, kitchen, classrooms, auditorium, facilities for various youth organizations, and a family fitness facility, followed by a fieldhouse and a gymnasium.  Martin says the commons facility will cost about $8.5 million, with the other buildings moving the expected price to about $15 million.  He adds getting local donations is critical to get to a point where the project will begin to qualify for grants.  The group last year received a donation of land behind the Motel 6 in the west end of The Dalles.  Those who would like to assist in the Youth Center effort can go to

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