Presbyterian Community Center scheduled to close temporarily


by Johhny Archer

Posted on August 17, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 17 at 8:37 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – One of the most historic community centers in Louisville’s Smoketown neighborhood is closing their doors temporarily.

The Presbyterian Community Center has had their doors open to the public for more than 100 years.

At the end of the month, organizers say they will have to temporarily close.

The PCC largely relies on grants and donations, which have been hard to come by within the last two years.

“The bottom line is we don’t have enough money to run the day to day operations at the Presbyterian Community Center at this time,” board member Mark Hebert said.

It takes an estimated $50,000 a month to operate the center.

PCC offers more than 200 children, senior citizens, programs as well as meals in the Smoketown neighborhood.

Board members including Hebert are searching for a silver lining.

“Hopefully with a new financial mode [it can be] something that will take us into the long term. It will make this another great place for another hundred years,” Hebert said.

While it’s not expected to close, board members say they Presbyterian Child Development Center will continue normal operations.

However, the organization is several months late on paying back the loan for the building which serves 55 children.