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New Head Start facility opens in Laurel

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

It has been about three years in the making but on Tuesday, the ribbon cutting on the new Head Start facility in Laurel was held.

The King Star Head Start held the ceremony at its new location on 6th Street and invited members of the community and leaders for a tour of the building.

They were previously located in an area that was prone to flooding.

Funds for the newly renovated building were provided for by the Friends of Children of Mississippi, which is a non-profit organization.

Marvin Hogan, executive director for Friends of Children of Mississippi, said that he is excited about relocating to the new building.

“The location is so accessible to the people of this town and being in this area on 6th Street, I can’t express it.” Hogan said.  “When I first came here and saw the facility, it was just amazing.”

The King Star Head Start has been in Laurel for about 36 years and helps around a 136 children in the area. 

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