The construction of a proposed Washington County senior center again dominated the discussion at a meeting Thursday at Girls Inc. in Hagerstown.
The keynote speaker at the event was Maryland Department of Aging Secretary Gloria Lawlah, who told the about 15 seniors in attendance that they deserved a place to get information about their benefits and gather for fellowship.
“I think it’s going to be built. I think it’s going to be fabulous,” Lawlah said.
Susan MacDonald, executive director of the Washington County Commission on Aging, said after the meeting that county officials have discussed building a senior center on the Hagerstown Community College campus, but the project has been stalled for some time because of budget problems.
Joe Kroboth, director of Washington County public works, could not be reached directly for comment, but said in a telephone message that the project came in $2 million more than what was budgeted.