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Denison ISD donates property to Boys and Girls Club

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DENISON, TX – The Denison Boys and Girls club is now four acres larger after school leaders finalized plans to donate property. 

Tom Hough became the Chief Professional Officer for the Denison Boys and Girls Club November 1. He says working with children isn't the job for everyone. 

"You gotta have the desire to everyday know that you can impact a child's life," said Hough. "That one statement, one opportunity can change it"

Denison ISD approved a deal that wills impact children's lives...for the better.

"What the district has agreed to do is take down all the buildings with the exception of the gym, get the ground leveled out, get grass on it and then turn it over to the club."

With upcoming changes in the school district, Hough says this new property comes at the right time for the club.

"We have to look at the way the high school is changing to the middle school next fall, so our whole dynamics here are going to change," said Hough.

Hough says the donation will fill a need for children and their parents.

"There's a safe place for their children to go to," said Hough, "it's convenient for them to come after work and pick their children up. They don't have their children sitting at home by themselves and worrying about what they're into."

Still new to the Denison area, Hough says he's looking forward to having a working relationship with the school district.

"When we look at the future and where we need to have our vision about where we're going," said Hough, "they have to be a big part of that because we're serving the same people."

Golden Rule will close at the end of this school year. Hough says he hopes children will get enjoy the new property this fall.