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By Brendan Relaford
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Senior Center completes facelift


April 17, 2019

Brendan Relaford

NEW IMPROVED SENIOR CENTER: Goldendale's Senior Center has had a make-over, and the old S.T.O.R.E. sign is gone. Few people knew what the acronym stood for.

Six or seven months ago, the steering committee of Goldendale's Senior Center decided that the building's façade needed an upgrade. The work is now complete, and the building has a whole new look. The cost of paint, lights, and signage came to about $2,300 and was paid for by Senior Center dues and sales. The board and the maintenance man did all the work pro bono.

Because few people knew what the acronym S.T.O. R.E. meant (Seniors Taking Opportunity to Recycle Economically), that sign is now gone, and there are two new signs in its place, one for the Senior Center and one for the store, which is now called What-Knots.

The sans serif fonts and the grey color scheme give the front a modern vibe.

"I just came on the board in February," said Senior Advisory Board member Ron Ingraham. "The ones who set the project in motion were Reggie Stevens, Don Fairholme, and Jackie Morris. The rest of us just take credit for how nice it looks. At some point we plan to do some preservation work on the painted mural on the west side of our building. We're going to try fill up some holes that have been knocked in there and then sometime in the future get an art class in high school to repaint it."

"We wanted to do that upgrade because we felt the façade was starting to deteriorate," Ingraham added, "and we thought that it's going to add other upgrades downtown. It may encourage somebody else to do the same thing. "


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