PASCO, Wash. -- The Tri-Cities Young Marines have been meeting at the Army Reserve Building in Pasco for the last 10 years, but come February 16, the group will have to get the last of their things out. The Port of Pasco is taking over the building and plans on renting it out to a new business.
The Young Marines, is an organization designed to keep kids on track, and give those interested in the military a chance to learn more about it. There are 400 chapter nationwide, and the Tri-Cities has 30 members.
"Just been trying to find a new place to be to have our meetings because this has been like my second home...and it's going to be kind of sad losing this place,"says 15 year old Sgt. Aaron Crawford, a member for the last 6 years.
"Help us find a home because this place has been really helpful to us in the last few years. There's been a lot of great memories and a lot of great friendships built here, and we're just looking for a place to continue that.," says 17 year old Sgt. Jared Haeg, an eight year member of the Tri-Cities Marines.
The Commanding Officer of the Tri-Cities chapter Jeff Carlyle says several people have volunteered a temporary location to meet, but he is looking for a permanent home for the kids. If you have any place in mind, contact Jeff at 378-5979.