Three people have donated a total of $10,000 to make up a funding shortfall for the Cookeville Senior Center.
For weeks the center had concerns about funding after the Putnam County Commission voted to reduce their contribution to the center by $10,000. Councilman Dwight Henry said the donation allows certain programs and services to continue.
“This money is there, the problem is solved, and decisions don’t have to be made” Henry said. “I think more appropriately not by government, but by people who care about this community and want to make it a better place. So to those people I say thank you so much.”
The council had planned to consider appropriating $10,000 to the center, but they removed the item from last night’s agenda after the announcement of the donation.