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FOUNTAIN VALLEY : Youth : News for the 18-and-under crowd : Golf Course Aids Boys and Girls Club

Thanks to a recent donation from the owners of Mile Square Golf Course, the Boys and Girls Club has moved closer to realizing a dream to complete and furnish a new clubhouse at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley.

“This means we have $20,000 more toward our goal,” said Councilman George B. Scott, a longtime supporter of the club.

“We’re going to put up this club,” Scott said. “It’s taken a long time, but good things take a long time.”

There have been delays in building the clubhouse, which has been under construction for two years, but community support has continued. More than $1 million has been raised toward the cost of building a 19,000-square-foot facility.

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Mile Square Golf Course’s general partners--David A. Rainville, L. Kenneth Heuler, Harold K. Kaemerle and Barton Heuler--made the donation because they consider the club to be a worthwhile community program, said Jan O’Neil, general manager of Mile Square Golf Course.

Scott said about $500,000 is still needed to furnish the interior of the new clubhouse, which is being built adjacent to the golf course.

Plans are to have the building’s shell completed by early next year, said Tanya Grimes, executive director of The Girls and Boys Club of Huntington-Valley, which also has a branch in Huntington Beach.

--COMPILED BY LESLIE EARNEST AND DEBRA CANO

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