History of the MACC
In 1992 a few concerned citizens got together and talked about building a recreation center in western Snyder County. A survey was put together to determine how much support would be given to such a project. With overwhelming results community began the journey to achieve the goal of having a recreation center serving western Snyder County.
The West Snyder Recreation Association was incorporated in May of 1993. After evaluating 14 different sites for the recreation center, a 3.8-acre lot in Beaver Springs was selected. The lot was purchased and preliminary plans approved in May of 1995.
In March of 2000 a rendering of building was displayed in the banks and local businesses. A celebration was held to recognize supporters of the first Capital Campaign. The planning, organizing, and fundraising enabled an official ground-breaking ceremony on June 26, 2000.
Site preparation began in September of 2000, building footers were completed in December 2000, and erection of the steel framework began in March 2001. By June 2001 all pre-cast walls were installed and the concrete floors poured and finished. By the end of 2001 the roof and exterior masonry were completed.
With a concentrated effort from contractors and many, many volunteers the Middlecreek Area Community Center (MACC) opened its doors to the public on May 18, 2002 with the official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held in June. Eric Grimes was hired as the first Executive Director and Brandon Phelps as the Assistant Executive Director.
In June of 2000 the West Snyder Recreation Association was pleased to accept the Snyder County Commissioners’ offer to house, on the 3.8-acre site, a Senior Center to be operated by the Union/Snyder Agency on Aging. The Center was occupied and began providing programs to senior citizens in 2001.