Chippewa Falls (WQOW) – The Legacy Community Center just got a lifeline.
The center had been closed since May 25. The decision was to close the community center so they had enough money to keep Agnes’ Table open.
Then the Chippewa Falls Area School District got involved. The district will partner with the nonprofit service center by having students restock shelves, work the kitchen, and teach them to help others.
“My mind started thinking about the phoenix rising out of the ashes and after talking to the school people we decided that the cardinal was rising out of the ashes,” said Dave Gordon of the Legacy Community Center. “The partnership allowed us to open and get back to serving the people in the community. It made my day.”
Students over 18 can participate and get workforce experience and class credit.
The school district will be picking up the bill for rent and utilities, since it’s being used for a school function.