The Butler Youth Center will not open this fall. According to Kris Jenkins, president of the BCYAC, “We feel it would be irresponsible to open the Center in light of the current health conditions. It was not a decision that was made lightly.” The Center, operated by the Bates County Youth Advocacy Council, provides recreation, food, and adult and peer mentoring for area children and is located on the Butler R-V high school campus.
Kelly Stark, manager of the Center, added, “We hope to return as soon as it possible. We miss our kids and worry about them.”