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July 7, 2013

EDITORIAL: Cain Center moving forward with optimism

ATHENS — This year the Cain Center celebrates its 30th year. It seems in some ways a short time since this wonderful gift to our community was opened.

Even though many of us can remember a time without the Cain Center, it has been such a central part of our city's and county's fabric, that it is difficult to imagine life without the Cain Center.

Since the idea of the Cain Center was conceived in the late 1970s and early ’80s, it has had a unique attraction. Before this gem was donated to the citizens of Henderson County by the Cain Foundation, local citizens helped raise funds and work diligently to contribute their time and talents to see that the dream became a reality and the site for the Cain Center was purchased.

This same community spirit has continued over the past 30 years. Support and the desire to serve for the good of the public has been fostered by individuals, companies, organizations, the City of Athens, the County of Henderson and others to ensure the Cain Center meets the needs of the citizens of Henderson County.

Special friends include the Cain Foundation and the Virginia Murchison Foundation, whose compassion and generosity have provided so much to improve the quality of life of our community. Without the support and encouragement of those benevolent foundations, the Cain Center would not be what it is today.

The City of Athens renders various levels of support and continues to contribute greatly to the success of the Cain Center.

No one group can be singled out in its support. The Cain Center is a United Way agency and member of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and works closely with the Trinity Valley Community College, the Athens Independent School District and other institutions to enhance our quality of life.

As we look forward to the next 30 years, we do so with a sense of pride and optimism that the Cain Center will continue to grow in scope of services it provides and will continue to be the wonderful asset that all ages can utilize and enjoy.

Challenges to improve and dealing with the cost of maintaining the facility while remaining an affordable venue for the general public are being met with a “can do” attitude for staff, volunteers, board members and other organizations to ensure the Cain Center’s continued success.

The board of the Cain Center offers a heartfelt thanks to the Cain Foundation for its vision and generosity and to all who have guided and supported the Cain Center over the past 30 years to help make the Cain Center a viable institution for the benefit of our great community.

Steve Grant

Cain Center Inc. President

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