Boscola Secures $100,000 State Grant for Palmer Kiwanis Youth Center | The Valley Register

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Bethlehem, August 16, 2022 – – State Senator Lisa Boscola today announced that she has been awarded a $100,000 state grant for the Palmer Youth Center Project to assist in the completion of the Palmer Kiwanis Youth Center, a new two-story facility that will be used to accommodate increased programming needs in Palmer Township.

“The Palmer Kiwanis Youth Center will be a tremendous asset to the Palmer Township community to meet the need for additional space to provide recreational, educational and cultural programs for those who live and work in Palmer,” Boscola said. “State funding to assist in the replacement of the former one-story sports complex into a two-story youth center and community building will play a pivotal role in advancing this vital community development project.”

“The Palmer Youth Center Project is extremely grateful to Senator Boscola for her assistance in obtaining this grant,” said David Colver, President of the Palmer Youth Center Project. “The Palmer Kiwanis Youth Center will have a positive impact on our youth, elders and community members when complete.”

The $2 million project is to replace the one-story Palmer Athletic Fieldhouse, which was built in the 1960s, with a two-story building, with a two-story structure exceeding 8,600 square feet. The first floor will be used for Palmer Township Athletic Association activities and the second floor will include a nearly 3,000 square foot community hall, meeting room and kitchen area that can be used by community organizations.

The Palmer Youth Center committee is a collaborative effort with members representing Palmer Kiwanis, the Palmer Business, Industrial, and Professional Association, the Palmer Township Athletic Association, and the Palmer Township Recreational Board.

Information provided to TVL by:
Kurt J. Derr
Office of Senator Lisa Boscola
One East Broad Street, Suite 120
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

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