Part of roof at Owensboro senior center gives way

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - A gathering place for seniors needs repairs after part of the roof gives way, but despite the damage, the Elizabeth Munday Center remains open.

Activity director Tom Vittitow said he spent Monday morning making changes to activities in the auditorium at the senior center.

"It's kind of like a football game. We've had to move our meals to another room in this part of the building. Our home delivered meals had to be moved to packaging. Packaging had to be moved to another part of the building," Vittitow said.

Vittitow said the center's custodian called him over the weekend and said the ceiling in the auditorium was falling in. When he walked into the room he said he saw chunks of the ceiling on the floor.

"I ended up calling the city and they came over and helped us clean up our mess. We're waiting to hear from them now what they want us to do next," he said.

Vittitow says the auditoriums flat roof was damaged over time by standing water. It's not yet known how much it will cost to fix it, but Vittitow says everything will be covered by warranty. Until then, the city has closed the auditorium because of safety concerns.

The senior center says that even though this auditorium is currently closed. The building is open and there are still activities going on.

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