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Carver Foundation Fundraisers Bring In $10,500 For South Bunnell Gym

| May 21, 2016

The Carver Center is a recreational facility that also offers tutoring, after school study, internet access and also serves the community with GED classes, employment counseling and other services.

On Again: Carver Center Auction Opens Bids for Safaris, Bowling, Pizza in a Commissioner’s Home (BYOB) and More

| April 22, 2014

The popular Carver Center Online Auction is back for the fourth year, with some 67 items to bid on through the rest of the month as Bunnell’s Carver Center foundation hopes to yet again raise at least $5,000. It has done so quite successfully in previous years.

Blacks Charge Cop Harassment and Bullying As County Cancels Block Party in Bunnell

| May 15, 2013

When Bunnell police alerted the county of a large block party for South Bunnell’s black community the county had previously permitted–as a “picnic/party”–to take place on county land near Carver Gym, the county cancelled it. Monday evening, several members of Bunnell’s black community complained to the city commission of chronic harassment and bullying by Bunnell police.

Place Your Bids: Today Is the Final Day for Carver Gym Auction

| April 25, 2013

The third annual Carver Gym auction aims to exceed last year’s total of $6,000 as the gym’s foundation hopes, beyond sustaining the gym one more year, to improve insulation and work toward adding weekend staff.

Library, Carver Gym and Youth Garden Score Grants, Focus on Flagler Coalition Denied

| May 9, 2012

Flagler County’s Public Safety Coordinating Council, in an annual exercise, awarded $55,000 to five agencies and groups on Wednesday, out of dollars accruing from fines levied on felons and misdemeanor offenders. The awards must be ratified by the county commission.

Back from the Dead, Carver Gym Is Rededicated By Those Who Nearly Killed It

| September 10, 2011

Flagler’s governments gathered at South Bunnell’s Carver Gym Saturday to celebrate the rebirth of what, just 15 months ago, looked to be the end for the community center. Some of the applause was deserved, much of it was self-serving.

Carver Center Lands $10,000 Grant from Bank of America, Tripling Private Fund-Raising Goal

| July 7, 2011

For Barbara Revels and the Carver Center, the grant—equal to the amount the school board or the Bunnell city government are contributing—is one more vindication of a concerted effort to bring the gym back from the brink of extinction.

With an Extra $15,000 Grant Secured, Carver Foundation Board Gets Down to Business

| June 30, 2011

The governance board, joining key leaders from across the county, will set the direction and provide oversight of the revived Carver Community Center, opening as a full-fledged youth center for Bunnell by August.

Exceeding Goal, Carver Gym Auction Raises $5,370, With More On the Way

| June 16, 2011

Total fund-raising is approaching $7,000 as the gym’s viability, as a community and youth center for South Bunnell, is ensured for at least several years.

Spotlight on Flagler Youth, the Annual Talent Show, Raises $1,000 for Carver Gym

| May 27, 2011

Krystene Maceda’s solo performance of Chopin’s Waltz in C-sharp minor for piano won her the Entertainer of the Year award in the senior division, while Kayla Byrne won the honor in the junior division. Complete list of performers and winners.

Carver Gym’s Journey from Legacy to Ashes And Back–and How To Sustain It

| May 7, 2011

Barbara Revels, the Flagler County commissioner, was chiefly instrumental in reviving Carver Gym’s fortunes, and setting it on course toward a sustainable future as a youth and community center. She sums up what’s been achieved and where to go from here.

Auction On: Carver Foundation Leads Gym’s Rebirth As Revels Steers Ideas and Dollars

| April 29, 2011

Carver Gym is back, brighter and shinier. But its future depends on sustained public support. An auction, immediately and electronically accessible to the public, is one of the ways the newly formed George Washington Carver Foundation hopes to tap into that support.

Youth Center II: Carver Gym Rises Again As School District Takes Over Management

| March 16, 2011

South Bunnell’s Carver Gym, no longer on the endangered list, will be run like the Youth Center on FPC’s campus: with money from the county–and other sources–and staffing from the school district, along with new controls and programming.

Saving Carver Gym: Breakthrough In Sight, Barbara Revels Battles One Last Obstacle

| February 17, 2011

County Commissioner Revels is preparing to submit a plan to the commission that would blend financial responsibility and management of Carver Gym between various groups while diminishing two existing employees’ direct control.

Revels Plan Would Resurrect Carver Gym—If It Can Surmount Buck-Passing

| January 3, 2011

The county and the school board appear ready to commit their recurring share of Carver Gym’s annual bill. Bunnell, where the gym is located, and other groups are either less committed or less certain about their capabilities.

Carver Gym on the Drawing Board: Rosy Goals, Grayer Certainties

| September 14, 2010

A committee set up to save Carver Gym from the cleaver isn’t lacking for ideas and objectives, but money and ownership remain the unanswered questions.

County Caves to Court Clerk Gail Wadsworth’s Demand for Bigger Staff and Budget

| August 25, 2010

The $120,000 increase, which the county will have to draw from reserves or from budget cuts, is identical to the amount it would take to keep Carver Gym funded at the current level.

County Cuts Carver Gym Budget 25%, Eyeing Future Reductions–and More Talk

| August 9, 2010

The 3-2 vote formalizes the county’s first significant move away from the gym, though at least three commissioners are leery of turning operations over to Bunnell.

Crunch Time for Carver Gym: County Will Keep It Open, But Debates How

| August 9, 2010

The County Commission has backed off a proposal to close the gym, but is still wrangling over how to keep it open, paid for, and properly run with children’s programming.

After 11 Years and Feeling “Unwelcome,” Boys & Girls Club Is Quitting Carver Gym

| July 28, 2010

A day after securing a least to run its program at Rymfire Elementary, the Boys & Girls Club voted to leave Carver Gym, where it says it’s unwanted and unappreciated.

Black Community Will Protest Against Ceding Carver Gym Either to Bunnell or to Other Clubs

| July 19, 2010

It’s no longer merely about keeping Carver Gym open, but about keeping it in the hands of the community it serves, and out of the hands of Bunnell and the Boys and Girls Club.

What Bunnell Could Learn from the County’s Courtesy Notices on Government Meetings

| July 15, 2010

County government usually goes out of its way to comply with the spirit as well as the letter of the open-government law. It didn’t when it came to Bunnell’s meeting on Carver Gym.

Beyond Sunshine: Maneuvers Over Carver Gym Reopen Wounds Flagler Claims to be Mending

| July 14, 2010

Bunnell Commissioner Jenny Crain-Brady’s well-intentioned but half-secret meeting over Carver Gym undermined the very trust she claims to be building toward keeping the gym open.

Bunnell’s Crain-Brady Leads Half-Secretive Meeting of 4 Gov’t Agencies on Carver Gym

| July 13, 2010

The meeting on July 8 was intentionally not noticed according to the Sunshine Law even though it was an essential part of the decision-making process on Carver Gym’s future.

School Board: Closing Carver Gym Not an Option; How Bunnell Killed Carver Housing

| June 30, 2010

The school district is adding its voice to a chorus of protest and damning history against closing Carver Gym.

A Confused but Adamant Bunnell Commission Wants Carver Gym to Stay Open

| June 28, 2010

Bunnell city commissioners had neither the numbers nor the patience to discuss Carver Gym thoroughly Monday, delaying the issue to another meeting.


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