Public tours Churchill as possible Community Center Galesburg IL – Advice Eating

GALESBURG — Residents toured the halls of Churchill Junior High School and expressed a mixture of optimism and trepidation during an event Thursday night centered on the prospect of turning the school building into a community center.

The event, hosted by Galesburg City Council members Jaclyn Smith-Esters and Dwight Wight, drew at least 41 people to the registration forms and featured tours led by students from the city’s youth commission.

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Mayor Peter Schwartzman and various city officials were also present and greeted visitors in front of the school’s lobby.

Fifth Ward Councilman Smith-Esters said she hopes the event will help people envision opportunities for the site and answer questions about what they call the “transparent” process of building a new community center wants to see in Galesburg.

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