TMZ reports that singer Gladys Knight, who lives in the Asheville area, is planning to raise $2 million to renovate an old school building in Canton and make it into a community recreation center.
The mother of Knight’s husband, Billy McDowell, worked at the old school, according to TMZ. It is a segregation-era building with community history the two hope to preserve. They’ve already spent $85,000 on the project, TMZ reports.
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Good job from Carol Motsinger on covering this ASAP for the Citizen-Times. She must be reading AshVegas!