NEWS & TRIBUNE
By CHRIS MORRIS
August 15, 2012
NEW ALBANY — It’s hard not to be excited for Leah Pezzarossi.
For seven years she has hoped, waited and pleaded for a new Floyd County Youth Shelter. Only to be teased on a couple of occasions, the shelter has been nothing more than a dream for Pezzarossi and her staff.
But later this month, all the anxiety and stress from working out of the dilapidated North Annex along Grant Line Road for three decades and being told to wait year after year for something new will be put to rest.
The new Open Door Youth Shelter, along Corydon Pike, should open in a couple of weeks, following a final inspection from state licensing officials. Staff, with the help of the Floyd County Highway Department, are busy moving in furniture and supplies in anticipation of the kids moving in later this month.
“I am so excited … this is so beautiful,” said Pezzarossi, executive director of the shelter. “We have waited seven years. It’s just amazing.”