‘Heart of the Sheldon community’: Boys and Girls Club closing facility’s doors

Editor’s note: The CEO of Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry explained the changes on Friday, May 26. For an updated story, please click here.

The Boys and Girls Club in Sheldon is permanently closing its doors on Friday.

The decision to close has left some families concerned about child care after the Memorial Day weekend.

Boys and Girls Club Services will reportedly be moved into schools, with middle school students reporting to Whale Branch and younger kids to Sheldon Elementary.

Ginny Bankov, a volunteer who works with the students on pottery and ceramics, confirmed the abrupt closing. She said about 30 children, all in middle school and younger, typically participate in the after-school programming.

“It’s been such a beautiful place, and it’s changed lives,” Bankov said. “It’s just the heart of the Sheldon community.”

The reasons behind the closing were not made public.

Messages left for administrators with the Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry were not immediately returned.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.