ENTIAT — Pending work to improve the kitchen and lighting has postponed the grand opening of the Entiat Valley Community Services Building, which is taking shape in the old Coasters restaurant building, near downtown.
The building will be home for the more than 30 free programs for seniors, families and youth, including a well-visited food bank, May Segle, administrator and program director, said Monday.
The nearly 28-year-old community agency, funded entirely by private donations, is buying the old building, Segle said, and hopes to host a grand-opening ceremony in two to three months.
Services are now scattered around town, she said.
Programs include a free weekly health clinic, book and video delivery for the home bound, monthly free pot lucks for seniors, transport to medical appointments for those who don’t qualify for other transport services, school supplies for children, job-search training, an exercise class and more.
Programs depend on community volunteers, Segle said, and donations.
To donate, send a check payable to Entiat Valley Community Services to PO Box 697, Entiat, 98822.