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Potty problem solved at Lakeland Boys & Girls Club

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After decades with only one stall, the girls' bathroom at the Lakeland Boys & Girls Club has gotten a makeover! After decades with only one stall, the girls' bathroom at the Lakeland Boys & Girls Club has gotten a makeover!
To thank donors who make the new bathrooms possible, club members made hand-decorated toilet seats. To thank donors who make the new bathrooms possible, club members made hand-decorated toilet seats.
LAKELAND, FL (WFLA) -
The potty problem at the Boys & Girls Club in Lakeland is officially a thing of the past.  The non-profit is ready to debut its brand new girls' bathroom at a ribbon cutting tomorrow.

The bathroom bind was pretty simple.

"This Boys & Girls Club facility was built as a Boys Club," explained Kelly Lane, who is development director for the club. "So girls have been sharing a single stall for over 30 years."

As attendance swelled to as many as 100 kids a day at the club over the last three decades, the facility itself just couldn't keep up.  Lane and her staff had to rent portable potties just to accommodate the girls who needed to go. 

Lane and her team came up with a clever fundraising campaign to generate money and in-kind contributions for a new girls' bathroom.

"The name of the project was 'Girls Need To Pee Too', and the goal was to get rid of our port-a-potties and not have our girls wait in line any more," Lane said. 

The nearly $40,000 project is now complete and ready for its public debut. The Boys & Girls Club, located at 950 Pinewood Avenue in Lakeland, will host a ribbon-cutting at 9:00 AM Wednesday.  The event is open to the public.

The girls at the club even made special mementos for the contractors who donated so much of their time and services to complete the bathrooms.
 
The hand-signed toilet seats read: "Before there was you our days were so blue.  Now we have somewhere to go number one and number two."

 

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