New Plympton-Wyoming wellness centre attracting donations


The new Plympton-Wyoming Community Wellness Centre is on a roll.
Just weeks after the Wyoming Lion’s Club pledged $50,000 to help convert the former TD Bank in town into a wellness centre, the Plympton-Wyoming Agriculture Society has also stepped up to the plate.
The society has donated $25,000 to the project.
“The Agricultural Society has been a major part of this community for 174 years. During that time period, the community has supported our fall fair as well as the other numerous activities that we host. The Board of Directors are pleased to be able to give back to the community,” says Plympton-Wyoming Agricultural Society President and Plympton-Wyoming Councillor Gary Atkinson. “I am so grateful to live in a community that continues to provide resources to worthwhile projects such as this one,” added Mayor Lonny Napper in the same news release.
Council is hoping to encourage even more donations.
It has set up a sponsorship program to recognize people and groups in the community which support the centre.
CAO Carolyn Tripp in a report to council says renovations are progressing but there will be a need for basic office furniture, an air purification system, chairs, tables, a kitchenette for cooking classes and eventually a new roof and windows.
“At this point, the interior renovations to the building including flooring, interior walls, plumbing, electrical, etc. have commenced and are on schedule to be completed shortly,” she says in her report to council.
“However, as part of this project, additional sponsorship opportunities should be sought in order to ensure that funds will be available for the all current and future requirements.”
The town approved a program which includes recognition on the building for the top sponsors.
Town council also gave the okay to apply for a $10,000 grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation.