Lexington after school program bounces back after fire destroys building

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LEXINGTON, N.C. -- An after-school program has bounced back after a fire destroyed its old building exactly one year ago.

Kidz Dreamz Klub has a new home on First Avenue with three times the space of its old place on Fourth Street.

The program has also doubled in student enrollment.

On Dec. 17, 2014, a fire destroyed the old building along with thousands of dollars in books, TVs and other supplies.

The after school was run out of the public library and local churches for months.

The program’s CEO Patrick Horton says he never lost sight of his vision to help children despite losing his building.

"I just took the bull by the horn and said it's got to be a better day, it's got to be a better time," Horton said.

The afte- school program moved to its new address in June.

Books, chairs, and other furniture were donated.

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