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Community celebrates upgraded Frank Johnson Rec. Center

Everyone in the Unionville neighborhood knows the name Frank Johnson. The community leader  lovingly nicknamed "the Mayor of Unionville" passed away in November at age 89. Now, his legacy lives on through the work he put in while he was here.

The Frank Johnson Recreation Center (2227 Mercer University Drive) just went through $939,000 in voter-approved SPLOST-funded upgrades. At the ribbon cutting to unveil the new additions, Mr. Johnson's widow, Dorothy, and daughter, Cheryl, told stories and shared memories of the beloved patriarch. You can watch their remarks on MaconBibbTV's website. 

The renovated facility now has more open spaces, a computer lab, warming kitchen, meeting spaces, game area with foosball and ping pong tables, and more! A family fun day is planned for Saturday, April 1, to allow the entire community to come out and discover the new center. Details on the day's events can be found here.

You can see photos from the ribbon cutting on the Frank Johnson Community Center'sFacebook page, and you can read more about the upgrades on our website. You can also watch a MaconBibbTV feature about how the center looked when renovations began. 

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