The Community Center of South Decatur sent in this open letter to DM this morning…
An Open Letter from The Community Center of South Decatur (The Solarium) to the Decatur Community
The news that the former Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital property is up for sale has prompted the board of the Community Center of South Decatur (CCSD) to share our position on the possible change in ownership of this historic property.
Many long-time residents of Oakhurst are familiar with the work that the all-volunteer CCSD board has done to help restore and preserve The Solarium building and grounds, part of the historic Scottish Rite property, as a community gathering place.
As most people in the neighborhood know, the Solarium is frequently rented out for weddings and other special events. What many don’t realize is that the CCSD is a non-profit organization that plows the income raised from those events into the maintenance of this special facility.