With the official start of summer just weeks away, temperatures are bound to keep warming up. That's why one local county is opening its cooling centers this weekend.
Columbia County's Cooling Centers are officially open as of Saturday, June 1.
Cooling centers are for people who don't have air conditioning in their home and need a place to cool off during the hot summer months.
The locations and times of operation are as follows:
Bessie Thomas Community Center: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Mon . -Fri.)
Patriot's Park: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Mon. – Fri.)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Saturday)
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Sunday)
Wesley United Methodist Church: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Mon. – Thurs.)
Eubank Blanchard Community Center: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Mon. – Fri.)
Laurel & Hardy Museum: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Tues. – Sat.)
Harlem Senior Center: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Mon. – Thurs.)
Liberty Park Community Center: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Mon. – Fri.)
All of the locations mentioned are handicapped accessible except for Liberty Park Community Center.
Cooling Centers will stay open throughout the summer.