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Boys and Girls club hosting 'Steak and Steak Dinner'

About 195 children joined the Boys and Girls Club in Fort Valley this year.

During the summer, they have activities like board games, Foosball, and hula hoops.

But the club's staff says some changes are needed.

"Some of our equipment is outdated. We have tables that we're looking to replace, and making sure that we're in the 21st century," said John Mack, the chief professional officer.

He says the club needs new furniture and games for the kids.

Which is why they're hosting a "Steak and Steak Dinner" on June 20th.

Organizers hope ticket sales can drum up enough money to make the updates.

"It lends to really attracting the kids," said Mack, "If there is plenty for them to do, and we keep them engaged, then we know we can keep them involved and coming to the club more frequently."

Mack says lack of support in the past has caused club locations in Byron and Roberta to close.

He says funds from the dinner will help with the Fort Valley club's daily operations.

"I think it's very important because we have a need for a lot of new furniture and things, so I think that would be very good," said 11-year-old Autumn Ages.

Last year's dinner raised $13,000 for the club.

Mack says he wants this event to bring in around $15,000.

The event was originally called the "Steak and Burger Dinner" where adults and children were served different foods.

Eventually, the main course changed to only steak.

The dinner happens June 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the Austin Theater in Fort Valley.

Advance tickets are $50 each.

You can call the club at 478-825-1800.


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