Before large events can be held inside the building, a sprinkler system must be installed. The town had the necessary water main installed and was ready to move forward with the sprinkler installation when the discovery of other structural issues led to a comprehensive study of the facility. A Physical Needs Assessment identified a wide range of necessary repairs and renovations, which would require a multi-million dollar investment in the facility. The town is now exploring a variety of options to most effectively address the town’s overall facility needs, with a focus on providing an efficient and functional space for the valued MACC programs. This course of events has obviously delayed the installation of the sprinkler system. The state fire marshal’s office has been very helpful and officials have worked closely with town staff to facilitate continued daily operations, such as music lessons, art and dance classes and small meetings, but MACC will not be able to host large events like the tree lighting inside the building.
In lieu of the Christmas Tree Lighting event, the MACC will collect unwrapped children’s toys, clothing and nonperishable food items in support of Signal Mountain Social Services. Donations will help SMSS’s client families throughout our community have a happy and healthy holiday season. Items will be collected at the MACC facility between December 1 and December 16.
This is a great opportunity to teach children about the benefits of being generous. So, bring the whole family to the MACC at 809 Kentucky Ave., and let your children put items in the barrels. MACC is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.