We've come too far to turn back now is now the motto of a local community center as they name a new director.
The Cheryl Allen South Side Community Center is under new leadership.
Board members announcing Monday that Lima native Vickie Shurelds is the new director of the center. Shurelds is a Lima native and has family ties to the center as her aunt was once the director. She has big hopes for the center as they are expanding programming to restore, rebuild and revitalize the Cheryl Allen. The center has been going through some financial difficulties as a large portion of funding was lost. The director's position is a voluntary position at this time and while the center is looking into new funding through grants it will still need the support of the community.
One of the new programs at the center, Daddy's @ work. The goal is to get fathers who have hit stumbling blocks back on track to become a solid part of their child's life.
The center is currently working on their Christmas programs for children. Sign up starts tomorrow November 13th for "Breakfast with Santa" and "Give a Christmas". It is open for kids in 6th grade and younger.
Shurelds says they are also accepting donations of new toys or a monetary donation to help give a child a brighter holiday.