HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Washington County officials are putting $800,000 in county funds toward a senior center project at Hagerstown Community College.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that the funding will allow the $5.85 million project to move into
its construction phase. The $800,000 fills in a funding gap that was created when an anticipated state grant fell through.

The center is to include a gymnasium, kitchen, Internet cafe, multipurpose dining room and meeting and activity rooms.

County Administrator Gregory Murray says state delegates are still trying to get the county the $800,000 it sought from the Maryland Department of Aging, but that waiting for that money would delay the project into next fiscal year.

County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to use county funds for the project.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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