Kingdom Gymnastics Reopens

kingdom gymnasticsSAINT JOHNSBURY - Kingdom Gymnastics has reopened after weeks of intense cleaning and renovating brought on by two water main breaks. And the organizaton says it wouldn't have been possible without the help of volunteers.

 

"I think we are all overwhelmed by the community response and we would not have been able to re-open," co-owner Donna Reed said. "I think we wouldn't have been able to open as soon as we did...there was so much work to do. If we didn't have our volunteers it would be another two to four weeks before we had opened. We couldn't have done it ourselves," she said.

Volunteers helped by ripping out damaged floors, scrubbing mats and moving heavy equipment into the gym as they get set to open their doors once again.

The water damage forced the business to purchase new equipment for the gym, costing thousands of dollars.

Kingdom Gymnastics said costs were offset thanks to multiple fundraisers, the latest which is scheduled to happen this weekend.

"I've never participated in a pie fundraiser but I guess they tend to raise a lot of money so people can donate pies and then you can come and purchase a pie," Reed said. "So I think it's a fun way to include a lot of people and contribute to a good cause. "

The pie fundraiser will be held this Sunday, March 9, at the Comfort Inn and Suites in St. Johnsbury  from 9 a.m. to 12 pm.

 

*NewsLINC reporter Michael Desmond contributed to this story.

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