MORGANTOWN \u2014 There\u2019s a 100-year-old brick building standing at the heart of the Woodburn neighborhood that, according to Chris Haddox, is as much a part of the Morgantown community today as it was during the decades it served the board of education as an elementary school.\r\nHaddox, the chairman of the Woodburn School Redevelopment Committee, is asking residents to stop by 918 Fortney Street\u00a0\u00a0 between 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon for a community block party that will offer a firsthand look at just what\u2019s going on at the old Woodburn Elementary School building.\r\n\u201cTo some degree, I think it\u2019s out of sight, out of mind for a lot of people. It\u2019s up there on the hill and folks drive right by it without much thought,\u201d Haddox said, explaining the building is the home of Mountaineer Boys & Girls Club, PopShop Performance Academy, MT Pockets Theatre and Friends of Deckers Creek.\r\n\u201cBetween those entities, it\u2019s hard to put a number on how many are served. The Boys & Girls Club has about 230 kids enrolled, and so you think about the impact on working parents. PopShop has 80 kids enrolled. Friends of Deckers Creek serves the entire Deckers Creek watershed, so the ripple effect out into the community is very significant and impacts all of us in some way,\u201d he said.\r\nThe building was closed as an elementary school in 2010. In 2013, the City of Morgantown purchased\u00a0 the structure and four-acre property for $490,000\u00a0 and promptly formed the volunteer, advisory committee charged with charting its future.\r\nSince then, much of the focus has been on addressing the mechanical issues that come with maintaining a building of that age, though Haddox said it remains in sound structural condition.\r\nThe city contracted with Mills Group for $58,500 in February to help turn approximately\u00a0 $350,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds into more accessible bathrooms and entry ways. The funds will also be used to construct ramps and install an elevator.\r\nHaddox said he hopes anyone interested in the old Woodburn School will come out, meet with the building\u2019s tenants and enjoy a Saturday afternoon.\r\n\u201cWe just want people to come out and see firsthand what\u2019s going on,\u201d he said.\r\nTweet @DominionPostWV.