Martha D. Urquides-Staab
The community of Midway will be receiving a beneficial asset to its community and surrounding areas. Midway Youth and Family Development Center has been in the works and in the dreams of senior Pastor Danny Sons for 20 years and to see the building weeks away from completion is a godsend.
â€œMidway is nothing but a rural residential area. After school kids donâ€™t have anywhere to go. Now they can come here and participate in the after school program and other activities we have going on, itâ€™s a safe house,â€ said Sons.
The MYFDC was built for the needs of the surrounding communities of southern Roswell, Midway, Dexter, Hagerman and Lake Arthur.
The property behind the Midway family church was purchased 20 years ago and after several years of the church raising funds for the center, building began in 2008.
The state-of-the-art facility was built from the ground up and estimated to have cost $2.3 million. With the help of the communities, the project only took $700,000.