Marion youth center?s future to be determined

By locating the new Marion County Food Bank and Resource Center in the former youth center building, what happens to Marion?s youth center?

Roger Holter, Marion city administrator and food bank advocate, said the youth center has been moved to the Marion Presbyterian house, north of the church on Elm Street.

The house will be home to the youth center through September while organizers consider a long-term future.

?Although not proposed yet, we are working on a Kan Step project that will require a lot of sweat equity,? he said.

Holter said he knows of private land that could be donated to create a community center and the Kan Step program would provide all the materials.

?We just need labor and equipment,? he said. ?It would truly serve as a community center with a kitchen (for larger venues) and would be another viable option to the community center.?

Holter said he doesn?t believe building a new center is ?pie in the sky,? citing the new food bank, summer lunch program, Victory Plaza and other recently completed projects.