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Fence Rebuilt at Barrett Early Learning Center

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -

Charlottesville's Barrett Early Learning Center is seeing physical signs of progress. It comes after financial worries nearly forced the center to close its doors.

Crews from Tate & Co. rebuilt the fence in front of the 78-year-old center on Ridge Street Wednesday. A car crashed through it earlier this summer, and a donor stepped up to fund the fence project.

It's the first on a list of changes coming to keep Virginia's oldest preschool open.

"We're terribly excited about the fence being put in, about new students coming, and the new board and so many people who have rallied together to see this great institution continue here in Charlottesville," said Hodari Hamilton, president of the Barrett Early Learning Center.

The center's board has set a goal to raise $75,000 in 90 days.

Maya restaurant will host a benefit luncheon for Barrett on August 10.

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