Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club Jeffrey unit undergoes name change, renovation

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FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club Jeffrey unit is now known as the Jeffrey-Glidewell unit.

It was dedicated to Jerry Glidewell on March 26, who spent 43 years working or attending the unit before retiring in 2022.

It’s about to reopen after undergoing a $3 million renovation. More than 2,000 kids use the facility.

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United States Senator John Boozman attended the dedication. He spent time at the building as a kid.

“I think next to church and family and school, The Boy’s Club had a tremendous influence on my life, and I’m so glad that there’s so many people that have stepped up and kept it alive and stronger than ever,” Boozman said.

The renovation added a new office and 4,000 square feet to the building, so it can serve more kids. It also added new computers, drones and robotics equipment.

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