Pearce Community Center serves Chillicothe in a greater variety of ways than any organization or institution in this town’s history. This is where our community gathers to socialize, recreate, exercise, and volunteer. Pearce attained this status through a groundswell of community support beginning in 1989. “This community center can be as good as the community wants it to be” as simply stated by Barb Truitt, a significant benefactor of Pearce Community Center, was simply to the heart of the matter. Her commitment was based on several factors, but none more important than the Chillicothe community.