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Boys and Girls Club in Kennewick Builds Expansion

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Several volunteers gather today to help build an expansion of the Kennewick Boys and Girls Club.

People from Pacific Northwest Regional Council of carpenters are expanding the now 3,000 square foot building to 5,000 square feet.

The club has grown from just 14 members to 200, and the additional space will allow them to focus on music and art instruction.

"They've been waiting for 3 years, we've said to every child that comes in here we walk them through and say it's not yet, but it's going to happen one day, the kids that have been here especially since the beginning are very excited about the possibility for back here," said Ron McHenry, with the Boys and Girls Club.

Lumbermen's provided all the wood material needed for the new construction. Western Materials, Habitat for Humanity, and The Carpenters Union also donated materials.