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Boys & Girls Club Coming Soon to Durant

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DURANT, OK -- Durant is getting a Boys and Girls Club. Deeda Payton reports.

It all started when one of the organizer's husbands, a local police officer, pulled over the executive director of the club who asked why there wasn't one already. "She said I've been driving through here for years and wondered why there wasn't one so my loving husband gave her my number and I set up a few community meetings with some community leaders and everyone said yes this would be awesome in our community," said organizer, Kari Walker.

Walker says there are local kids who drive to Tishomingo or Denison for the programs. They hope to open the club by January 2012 in the current Durant Middle School building.

Deeda Payton, KTEN News.