Tolleston Middle School
The new John Will Anderson Boys & Girls Club at the former Tolleston Middle School is an example of what can happen when the region pulls together in support of a common goal.
Gary has more closed school buildings than any city in Indiana. Gary's 12 vacant buildings are four times the number in Indianapolis and Richmond.
GARY | The Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Indiana kicked off a series of fundraising events Monday evening at Miller Bakery Cafe.
A work crew began demolishing a wing of Tolleston Middle School in preparation for the new Boys & Girls Club.
GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson spoke fondly of memories she experienced attending the now-shuttered Tolleston Middle/High School.
Embassies of Christ member Collette Terrell sifts through a pile of books Feb. 11 at the former Tolleston school in Gary. Volunteers completed a two-day cleanup project, a first step toward converting the building to a Boys & Girls Club.
The Left Behind series of books and movies tells what might happen if the Rapture suddenly removes Christians from the Earth. It was difficult not to think of that cultural reference when helping clean out the abandoned Tolleston Middle School in Gary.
GARY | The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana officially kicked off its $8 million capital campaign Monday to transform the shuttered Tolleston Middle School into the new home of Gary's John Will Anderson Club.
I am sure many of you saw the A1 story on the Tolleston Middle School cleanup this weekend, but unless you were there I'm not sure anyone can really appreciate the dynamics and wonderful chemistry that has been created.
Volunteer Floyd Donaldson cleans out a room used to store trophies Saturday at the former Tolleston school in Gary.
NIPSCO employee Dana Brad loads up a cart Saturday as volunteers clean out the former Tolleston school in Gary.
This artist's rendering shows one of two designs for the John Will Anderson Boys & Girls Club in Gary.
Embassies of Christ member Collette Terrell sifts through a pile of books Saturday at the former Tolleston school in Gary. Volunteers completed a two-day cleanup project, a first step toward converting the building to a Boys & Girls Club.
Volunteers gather around a portable heater Saturday during a cleanup effort at the former Tolleston school in Gary.
Jennifer Virginia, left, of Gary, and Judy Williams, of Merrillville, vote Saturday for their preferred plan for a new Boys & Girls Club in Gary.
Don Babcock, NIPSCO director of economic development, maneuvers a cart through a door Saturday at the former Tolleston school in Gary.
This artist's renderings shows one of two designs for a new Boys & Girls Club in Gary.
Thomas Trakas, director of facilities and special projects for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana, talks to team leaders Saturday in Gary. Volunteers descended on the former Tolleston school to help clean the building to get it ready for a $6 million renovation to become the new…
Volunteer Floyd Donaldson cleans out a room used to store trophies at the former Tolleston school in Gary during a two-day effort to clean out the building in preparation for the new Boys and Girls Club to be built there.
GARY | Three of 11 vacant Gary school buildings have been sold and another building is under negotiation.
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