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Improvements made at community gym

Petersburg Parks and Recreation patrons will notice some substantial improvements at the Community Gym building this fall. The department recently refinished the gym floor and the weight room will soon be filled with a new compliment of circuit-training machines. Matt Lichtenstein stopped by the facility to talk with Parks and Rec Director Donny Hayes. They started in the weight room.

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Petersburg Borough logo adorns the newly-refinished floor in the Community Gym

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