By Steve Guntli
After months of planning, the founders of The Bridge at Birch Bay are going to give the public a peek at their new nonprofit.
On Friday, December 4, the public is invited to see the progress being made on a new community center at 4819 Alderson Road in Birch Bay. The Bridge is billed as a faith-based, nonprofit model for providing community services. When completed, the facility will have a learning center, Internet café, food, used clothing, bike sales and repairs and counseling services. Lee Connors, executive director of The Bridge and a pastor with Dakota Creek ministries, envisioned the facility as a multipurpose community center, which could serve as a stopgap for educational and library services until Birch Bay residents can get their own facilities.
The open house will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on December 4, with a presentation at 7 p.m. to provide information on the facility’s progress. Free ice cream and homemade pie will be served. For more information, visit thebridgebirchbay.com.