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Formerly known as the Jonesville Community Center, the now-named ACE Basin Community Development Center is located in Jonesville, near Yemassee.

A group of Jonesville residents are coming together to raise funds to refurbish their community center, and a part of that plan was to sponsor a recent car and ATV show.

Highlights

  • According to Ed Williams, president of the ACE Basin Community Development Center, the plan is to raise money and then refurbish the center, which is actually the former Jonesville Elementary School.

  • The group has reapplied for its official 501C3 non-profit status, and have decided now is a good time to change their name and move forward with big plans.

“We need to do necessary work at that building,” said Williams.

The plan is to paint the building, upgrade bathrooms on site and remove mold on the building. They also need to install a central heating and A/C unit that would replace current window units in the building.

The building includes 13 classrooms, a full kitchen and a cafeteria. There is also a library on site. The entire building consists of about 600 square feet.

“We used to do a lot of tutoring children in the community and we want to get more activities for our seniors,” said Williams. “We need cash to do general cleanup work and basic painting. We also need funds to operate, to pay the light bill and insurance.” In 2021, the group had one fundraiser – the Jonesville Auto Show. In that event, which was held last week, dozens of cars, the Corvette Club, trucks and ATV’s participated in a line of vehicles that paraded through the community. The line was led by Samuel Terry, a 102-year-old resident in the community.

In 2022, Williams said they plan to do at least one fundraiser every other month throughout the year. Ideas include dinner sales and a March oyster roast and motorcycle show. There are also plans for a ball in February. In all, the group wants to raise at least $5,000 from all of these collective fundraisers.