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Outgoing Quakertown Community Center director to be recognized

The Board of Directors of the Quakertown Community Center will recognize center Director Larry Serge with a Certificate of Appreciation for his contribution toward the growth and development of the center, and more specifically “The Drop”... a place for area youth to “drop in” after school.

The recognition ceremony will take place during the center’s Hot Dogs for a Cause event being held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at 50 N. 4th St., Quakertown.

As center director, Serge played a significant roll in working with borough officials in securing the Log Cabin at Memorial Park, which now serves as an indoor recreation facility for the after school crowd that previously frequented the park.

As awareness about The Drop has grown throughout the community, a strong core of supporters and volunteers has also emerged. The facility was completely furnished thanks to community donations. Every time the doors open, committed volunteers from the community staff The Drop, and local community businesses and individuals donate funds, food and snacks to satisfy the hungry crowd.

During Serge’s tenure at QCC, the number of students frequenting The Drop has grown to between 20 and 40 every time the doors open, and the number continues to grow each week.

QCC was founded in response to the growing opioid crisis plaguing the community. The Drop was established to provide a safe place for the youth in the Quakertown Community, many of whom frequent the park and aimlessly roam the streets of the borough after school. Through relationships being forged at The Drop, these young people are now finding direction, healing, and hope for their future.

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