Sarah Poole/News Escape Zone Youth Center’s board President and acting coordinator of managing projects, Terry Walter stands inside the renovated gymnasium at the center’s new location, 1 Mansfield Ave.


MOUNT VERNON — After an extensive overhaul, the former Ohio National Guard Armory will be the new home to the 13,000-square-foot Escape Zone Youth Center.

Grand opening for the facility will take place on Feb. 24 from noon to 9 p.m. The ribbon cutting will take place at noon. Cake will be provided along with tours of the building. From 5-9 p.m., children will be welcomed to participate in activities.

After maintaining its location at 316 S. Main St. for approximately 15 years, Terry Walter, Escape Zone Board President and acting coordinator of managing projects, is thrilled that the Christian-based ministry will be open after a hiatis preparing the new facility. Since last spring, the large brick building, built in 1930, has been fully re-wired, LED lighting as been installed, new windows have been placed, floors have been restored, a new coat of paint has brightened the walls and an immense amount of structural work has been done inside space.


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