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Community members hold vendor rally to support Roy F. Collier Community Center

Vendors and shoppers alike gathered in support of the community center.
Vendors and shoppers alike gathered in support of the community center.
Vendors and shoppers alike gathered in support of the community center.(Cory Sanning/WYMT)
Published: Oct. 17, 2020 at 4:31 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 17, 2020 at 6:33 PM EDT
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MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Community members came together in support of the Roy F. Collier Community Center in Martin County.

Vendors and shoppers alike gathered in the parking lot as donations were collected in an effort to keep the business alive as the pandemic continues to hinder operations.

Cold Stop owner Mary Ann Ellis says that losing the community center would be a devastating blow.

“It’s terrible because I have children that are teenagers and they come here to the movies. Now, where are they going to go? You know, I remember growing up in this town," Ellis said. "We didn’t have this and we had to drive, you know, 30 minutes away and I don’t think it’s fair, I think. I love our town and the people here love this town.”

For Daniel Cline, Saturday was the opportunity to save the beloved community center.

“It’s great that since we didn’t get to have the harvest festival this year that we could all get together and do a good thing to raise some money for the community center," Cline said.

Ellis says that the sense of community was apparent, all coming together to support one common goal.

“What I love about our town, is that we’re all coming together to raise money to support each other," Ellis said. "To be together as you know, family here in our town.”

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