By Ken Amundson
WELLINGTON — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, with a $500,000 donation from Sage Homes of Northern Colorado, have purchased the Wellington Community Church and will retrofit it to serve more than 100 youth per day. The Boys & Girls Club located in Wellington has outgrown its facility, and the Wellington Community Church plans to build a new building. For the past 20 years, the club has operated in a renovated park shelter. The club and the church reached an agreement to benefit both organizations — the church will build a new building, and the Boys & Girls Club will expand into the old church. Once renovated, the new club will be re-named Sage Homes Boys & Girls Club. “We are ecstatic about the new club in Wellington and what it will bring to the young people of this community,” Kaycee Headrick, executive director of Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County, said in a written statement. “More so, we are blown away by the graciousness of Sage Homes, as well as the many other supporters who made this project possible.” Wellington Community Church’s pastor, Russ Brewer, said, “Our church family has been part of the town of Wellington all the way back to 1915. As our community has grown and changed, we have been asking the Lord to use us to bless and reach those around us. Throughout this process, the Lord has worked in ways we could never have anticipated — and with this next step, we’re excited for the Boys & Girls Club and we’re excited for our own future construction project, and we look forward to being part of Wellington for generations to come.” The Wellington Community Church will continue Sunday services and church operations alongside the Boys & Girls Club until its new facility is complete. Sage Homes is a semi-custom builder in Northern Colorado since 2000. It is owned by Daren and Ronna Roberson.
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