Columbia’s Boys & Girls Club gets a new look

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Bryson Leach, the owner of Good Sign Design, installs a new sign for the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee at its location in Columbia, Tenn., on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.
Bryson Leach, the owner of Good Sign Design, installs a new sign for the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee at its location in Columbia, Tenn., on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

The Boys & Girls Club of South Central Tennessee’s flagship location is illuminated with the shine from a brand new sign.

The addition tops the center’s façade along West 8th Street. The new marker follows the location’s repainting in 2020 supported by a grant from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

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The owner of the local business Good Sign Design Bryson Leach was tasked with designing and installing the aluminum letters that now identify the headquarters.

“I am happy to help,” Leach said, as he mounted the letters on the building’s façade. “I am a big fan of the Boys and Girls Club.”

Leach, a native of Columbia, continues to take part in the ongoing effort to foster new growth and interest in the city’s small business and its historic downtown.

“Seeing that growth is probably my favorite thing,” he said.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee works to break the cycle of poverty in the region by ensuring that all youth served by the organization remain on track to graduate high school.

Bryson Leach, owner of Good Sign Design, installs a new sign for the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee at its location in Columbia, Tenn., on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.
Bryson Leach, owner of Good Sign Design, installs a new sign for the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee at its location in Columbia, Tenn., on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

Through its locations in Maury County and neighboring Giles County, the organization encourages its members to adopt a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices and make a lifelong commitment to fitness.

It also works to prepare its young participants to become engaged citizens, with instructors emphasizing its young members to become registered voters and offers a basis for strong personal and moral character.

It offers weekly one-on-one tutoring by certified teachers and weekly plans that connect the club's tutors with parents, teachers and staff.

Leach said he drafted the design and contracted a smith to craft each letter that now rests atop the building’s overhang structure.

He and his wife Susan also own a craft-centric mercantile, Needle & Grain located at Columbia’s New South Marketplace, 501 North Garden St.

“When I started my design business here, I did not expect I would have so many clients. It is just a lot of people who are excited and energetic.”

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