Improving Ryves Youth Center as part of Founders Day

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana (WTWO/WAWV) — Each year, we celebrate the founding of our parent company Nexstar Broadcasting by completing a community service project.

Today, WTWO/WAWV workers traveled to Ryves Youth Center in Terre Haute to complete outdoor and indoor projects.

Several workers helped paint a preschool room and hallway. Since 1982, Ryves has offered services to children from 3 to 17 years old. Many of the children who attend come from homes well below the poverty line, some are homeless.

Outside the building, staff cleaned up a playground by eating weeds, mulching and cleaning equipment. A sandbox has also been installed.

Those at the Ryves Youth Center say they appreciate the effort.

“We’re super excited to put some fun colors here and lighten the mood for the kids because our kids have nothing,” said Tanja Gardner, Head of Ryves Nursery School. “So we wanted to do something a little bit cool for them and brighten up the place and give them a nice place to learn.”

WTWO Vice President and General Manager Tim Sanders said the station is happy to be able to help such a worthy cause.

“Today is a really big day for us as a station. Our staff not only want to report the news, but we also want to be part of this community and make a difference,” Sanders said.

Nexstar Broadcasting turns 26 on Friday.

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