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Parents fight to save S. Parkway Boys & Girls Club

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Parents said the club offers uplifting activities for kids, as well as a place for busy parents to drop them off. Parents said the club offers uplifting activities for kids, as well as a place for busy parents to drop them off.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Some parents in Huntsville are fighting to keep a Boys & Girls Club location open.

Parents told us the director of the Boys & Girls Club on South Memorial Parkway recently announced the club is closing. They said it is due to funding.

Tuesday night, parents held a meeting to discuss why the club needs to stay open. They also began a petition to send to the club's corporate offices.

"There are parents here that need them, not just for after-school care, but as a mentor to these kids, as fatherly figures and motherly figures that some of these kids do not have," said parent Adrienne Gross.

Parents said the club also offers help with homework and has a sports program. It gives parents who work a place to take their children.

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