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November 21-  The Boys and Girls Club of Toombs County has a lot to be thankful for this year. 

Over the weekend it moved from its original location in Vidalia to its brand new building at the corner of Winona and Third Streets.

{mosimage}Executive Director Tonjai Gaffney in the new computer lab which volunteers from Dot Foods helped install Tuesday said "We are so thankful.  The community has supported us and the children will be so excited when they come to see our new facility."

The new 8,000 square foot building was built in part with a $500,000 grant secured by the City of Vidalia and contains classrooms, a computer lab, a kitchen, game rooms and a gymnasium.  It also has room to expand and serve more boys and girls.

"We'll be able to serve more children and more parts of Toombs County.  I just think we'll be able to touch more lives with this new facility," Gaffney believes.

A ribbon-cutting and grand opening is being planned for January and word is that former heavyweight champion Evander Holifield is being booked by the National Boys and Girls Club to spotlight the event.