Spending of Springdale Senior Center Grant Money Questioned

Officials Calling for Audit of Management Agency

Posted: April 27, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Bobby Johnson of Springdale gives a lunch tray to Edith Seiter on Friday at the Springdale Senior Center. Johnson has been a volunteer at the center for several years and Seiter said she eats lunch at the center three or four times a week.

SPRINGDALE -- A planned kitchen expansion at the Springdale Senior Center is in limbo because money to pay for the project was apparently spent elsewhere by the agency contracted to oversee senior center operations.

By The Numbers

Walmart Foundation Grants

Grant money received in 2011 by Washington County Senior Centers

• Lincoln Senior Center, $49,750 for meal program

• Elkins Senior Center, $25,000 for meal program

• Fayetteville Senior Center, $52,000 for meal program

• Springdale Senior Center, $50,000 for meal program

• Springdale Senior Center, $100,000 for building expansion

Source: Staff Report

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