Ground was broken Thursday morning where the new Boys and Girls Club of Franklin-Simpson will soon be built. The project has been in the works for more than 50 years.
"We are so excited today, it's been quite a while in the making."
The facility comes with a price tag of about $1 million, much of which will by funded by grants.
Once complete, the facility will offer state of the art technology and a place where children can come and learn. Organizers expect to have everything finished by January of next year.