Bellevue Community Center celebrates 40 years of service!
Saturday, September 29th is a very special day. It is a day that has been 40 years in the making and there is going to be a magical evening of celebration to mark the importance of this special day. What am I talking about? Well, it’s the 40thanniversary of our community center. We are hosting a spectacular evening of fine dining and drinks in our garden to celebrate the accomplishments of our community and I would personally like to invite you all to participate. There are many different ways you can get involved in our 40th celebration and I hope you will consider taking part in as many ways as possible. We are looking to build on the success of our past by engaging our community partners, sponsors and friends to help us prepare for the next 40 years of service!
I know it’s hard to believe, but the Bellevue Community Center (formerly known as the Edgemoor Community Center), is celebrating 40 years of service to the Brandywine Hundred community. Founded in 1978, the Bellevue Community Center has grown over the years from a small start-up non-profit into a thriving center with programs and activities for all ages. We are a center that focuses on providing services for the entire community. We have an award-winning youth programming that includes our child care program, our before and after school program and a 12-week summer camp. We are proud to have been recognized as a five-star facility by the Delaware Stars accreditation program. Our pre-school and elementary school programs are supplemented with exciting teen offerings that include our Future Leaders Basketball Association for boys and girls, our community arts center and our public tech center and computer lab. In the past several years, our center has also become the home for a vibrant community garden and taken on the role of host to the Bellefonte Farmer’s market.
It is for all of those reasons that the Bellevue Community Center’s theme for our 40th anniversary is “Come to Grow with us.” We have planted the seeds of community and are working with our partners, neighbors and the youth we help raise to grow those seeds into a garden of good works that help to fulfill our mission to provide high quality, low-cost services that help to improve the lives of those we serve.
This event is not just a celebration; it is also a fundraiser to help us gather together the resources to continue to be the best community center that we can be!