The historic Connelly School, which has served as a high school, junior high school, and middle school, dates back to 1929. It ceased its school functions more than twenty years ago, and its cafeteria, kitchen, locker rooms, mezzanine, gymnasium, and athletic field now serve as the hub of our work in Lewisburg. Sitting near the center of the largest and most impoverished neighborhood in the city, its location and history make it an ideal site from which to reach out to those in need in our community. We realize that it's not the prettiest or most state-of-the-art spot in town, but it serves God's purpose in our ministry and serves it well. We also realize that some would say the building's best days are behind it, but we don't see it that way at all. As we see it, our facility's marginal condition and reimagined purpose enable it to serve as an ideal metaphor for the work God is doing in us and with us at HOPEtown. We believe that means its best days are now and that even better days are yet to come!