WALKER, Mich.—Fairview Elementary’s doors will reopen to the public Thursday September 26, as the Salvation Army of West Michigan introduces potential plans for the shuttered school.
Fairview Elementary closed in 2010. Earlier this year, the Salvation Army of West Michigan purchased the school, with the intention of moving its “Turning Point” substance abuse program into the facility. The school sits on 10 acres of land which leaders of Turning Point say are ideal.
However, the Salvation Army of West Michigan is seeing some opposition. One neighbor tells WZZM 13 that at least 300 residents have signed a petition against the proposed plan.
A local Salvation Army spokesman says Thursday night's meeting will focus on the Turning Point program, as well as community questions or concerns. The mayor of Walker will moderate the forum, which begins at 7 p.m.