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A cool place: Hub fosters fun, safety

Staff writer

The Hub may have made some changes, but summer director Megan Crosley wants Peabody’s youth to know they have a place where they are safe and welcome.

“I still want them to have a good time here,” she said.

Youths who visit the center will have their temperature taken before they pick up a mask from table near the front door.

Hand sanitizer also is provided.

The Hub is updating some of its electronic games, and Crosley said she would like to freshen up its menu.

“Every week, we would like to offer a new item, like pizza or something different,” she said. “We have coffee, too.”

Crosley plans outdoor activities this month to give visitors safe events to look forward to.

“I want to make this a good experience for kids and for them to have a place where they can go,” she said.

Up this month: a tie-dye T-shirt party set for 3 p.m. Thursday; a family movie night at 7 p.m. July 23; and a cornhole tournament at 3 p.m. July 30.

Crosley, a reading teacher at Peabody-Burns Elementary, attended Butler Community College. She earned a teaching degree from Emporia State University as well as a master’s degree in administration.

Crosley moved to Peabody from Wichita three years ago to be closer to family in El Dorado.

“It’s been awesome,” she said of teaching in Peabody. “It’s been an incredible experience. It is a huge family.”

Crosley is track coach at Peabody High in addition to running the youth center.

The Hub is open 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 6 to midnight Friday and Saturday.

Last modified July 16, 2020