|Fifth Challenge House to open this year|
The local Challenge House program for the inner-city portions of Hopkinsville continues to grow, as an additional two locations will open later this year.
Former Hopkinsville Mayor and program founder Wally Bryan says the fourth challenge house will open near the intersection of Glass Avenue and Elm Street later this spring.
Previously unannounced, Challenge House Five will open soon after at 2130 Crockett Street—which is in the East 21st Street area.
The fifth house is the project of First Christian Church and Toni Riley is the chairperson of the Vision Committee there. Ms. Riley says the church wanted to do an inner-city mission project and things just fell into place.
Ms. Riley says the whole church has gotten involved in the project and the final steps are now getting underway toward a late-spring opening.
The Challenge House Ambassador pays a 100 dollar per bedroom rent to the program each month and is tasked with getting out into the community to determine what needs there are. The program offers tutoring, regular Sunday school programs, the A-T-&-T Boot Camp and Job Shadowing program in addition to other activities.
The current houses are at 1001 Central Avenue, 311 Bryan Street and 123 Fowler Avenue.