Albion Community Center Seeks to Increase Staff in 2022 | Sun News

ALBION – As the New Year begins, Augusta Hills Learning, Recreation and Community Center, about two miles west of the courthouse on CR 300N, is looking to hire more residents and commuter workers of the region. The center is ready to help them take advantage of a variety of programs and services designed to improve their physical, social and emotional well-being.

Augusta Hills LRCC is open Monday through Thursday 8 am to noon and 4 pm to 8 pm; Fridays and Saturdays from 8 am to noon; and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A calendar on the centre’s website provides up-to-date information on space availability and planned activities.

Membership information and forms are available online and can be processed electronically, by mail or in person. Payment options include monthly payment (automatic payment) or once every 12 months. Checks, credit cards and cash are accepted. All subscriptions are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Rates range from $ 55 for a single child to $ 330 for a family of four.

The center received praise for its multisport gymnasium, an innovative post-frame building that includes an elevated indoor walking track accessible by an electric lift. The building incorporates the use of less-than-traditional interior building materials to create an environment appropriate for its rural setting.

The gymnasium hosts a variety of recreational and athletic activities, including basketball, pickleball and volleyball, as well as walking.

While some walkers love the view of the rolling countryside through the windows, others take the opportunity to watch other members of the community play pickleball on the gymnasium floor below, a common sight since the sport continued to gain popularity throughout the region.

In addition to the gymnasium and recreational opportunities, Augusta Hills LRCC also includes The Lodge, a building that once served as a golf club, as well as a multi-purpose annex.

The Lodge offers several gathering and meeting spaces, restrooms and a heated kitchen. The outbuilding offers a sheltered activity space better suited to the outdoors.

These spaces are available for rent (with discounts for facility members) by programmers and have been used by dozens of families, local employers, and other people and organizations across the county since opening. of the Center. Typical uses include private celebrations, employee trainings, company and organizational meetings, year-end parties, yoga and other fitness and wellness programs, etc. .

In addition to benefiting from discounts on rental options, center members also benefit from free and unlimited access to the recreation facility during opening hours and free or discounted access to programs. Non-members are welcome to enjoy free access to the Lodge when the center is open (and not reserved for private use) and can purchase day passes to use the gym for just $ 3 each.

The centre’s website provides up-to-date information on upcoming programs and gym schedules for ‘take-out’ games, as well as instructions on how to register in advance if needed.

Since opening in 2021, Augusta Hills LRCC has been the site of a wide variety of programs offered by various people and organizations, including yoga classes, cooking demonstrations with food samples, training in dog obedience, nutrition classes, basic workouts, euchre, CPR and AED trainings. , sewing and financial workshops.

The center is always on the lookout for programmers interested in sharing their specific skills, time, knowledge and talents to improve the lives of others in the community. Interested parties can contact Tori Gallagher, Facilities Manager, to explore how to organize the use of the Augusta Hills LRCC as a venue for the programs.

Augusta Hills LRCC members encourage their neighbors and peers to visit the center, take a tour, enjoy a day pass to participate in a game, and simply find out how Augusta Hills LRCC could. enrich their lives. Timetables and more information are available on The center is also active on Facebook.

Those interested in learning more are encouraged to subscribe to the Augusta Hills LRCC mailing list at to receive occasional updates via email, or they may stop at the center.

Additional inquiries can be made by calling 260-636-3800 or emailing [email protected] Augusta Hills LRCC is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Volunteers, donations and sponsorships are all gratefully accepted.

Jill E. Washington