Boys & Girls Club site
to be named after E.J. Harrison family
The future Boys & Girls Club of Ventura’s Saticoy
clubhouse will be named after the E.J. Harrison family, which has
donated $400,000 toward its construction.
Ground-breaking for the E.J. Harrison Family Youth Center
is set for September and it is expected to open sometime in the
summer of 2012. The 4,000-square-foot
replace the current 1,500-square-foot clubhouse in Saticoy Park. The
new building was designed by Main Street Architects of Ventura.
Harrison’s donation matches the contribution the Ventura County Board
of Supervisors made in 2010 to launch the $1.3 million project.
“This absolutely is the most appropriate name for the center because of
the Harrison family’s deep roots in Saticoy,” said BGCV Chief Executive
Officer Diane Koranda, noting that the company’s headquarters is
Harrison Industries President Ralph Harrison and his brothers Jim and
Myron, vice presidents of the local trash-hauling company, said that by
making the donation they are following the example set by their
parents, E.J. and Myra Harrison, who founded the company in 1932.
Koranda said BGCV so far has raised about $1 million for the project,
with most of the money coming through building room naming
BGCV remains about $300,000 short of its campaign goal and is seeking
donors for the following remaining rooms: technology center, teen
center, games room and program office. For more information, call
Koranda at 641-5585 or visit www.bgclubventura.org.
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