After weeks of waiting, renovations have been completed at the Muskingum County Center for Seniors.
Fourty-three days ago, buckets spotted the floor to catch water dripping from the ceiling tiles. But as seniors walked through the doors Wednesday, those buckets were replaced with tables and cheers as seniors filled the dinning room for lunch Wednesday afternoon.
“It’s great to be back,” Floyd Felumlee said. “We enjoy being here of course, and a lot of people here that don’t see one another except when they are here. So it’s a joy to be here.”
Over the past month, the center has tried to find other places to have events, but the number one priority, according to Executive Director Ann Combs was to get the center open again, and to the disbelief of the seniors, that’s exactly what happened this week.
“I cannot believe it today, and everybody’s bubbly. They’re so excited, they really are to be back,” Marlene Jones said. “I just can’t believe the excitement in that other room about being back and being together. We’re just enjoying it we really are.”
With the center now back open, both Felumlee and Jones say they look forward to getting back to playing bridge next week.