DELPHOS —The Jefferson Future Business Leaders of American club, working under the name Flash Entertainment Group, has announced its first “flash” business to help raise funds to revitalize downtown Dephos.

The club will offer a weekend of laser tag from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday; and 4-10 p.m. on Jan. 1 in the former Brentily’s Steak House building.

Games are $5 per player per game for 15 minutes with up to 12 people per group.

Results will be projected in concession area. Top score of the weekend receives $50.

Hot and cold sessions will be available and players can play as many times as they like.

Waivers need completed prior to game play.

Visit flashdelphos.com to register and reserve a slot(s).

The FBLA received one of 13 community project grants totaling $10,000 from the First Federal Bank “Pay-It-Forward” program. The club received $1,500 for its plan to set up three “flash businesses” in empty Delphos storefronts to raise money to help revitalize the downtown.

Club advisor and high school teacher Missy McClurg submitted the grant request on behalf of the club.

“My students pledged 50 hours of community service and the students are learning how businesses work and what makes a community attractive to businesses,” McClurg said. “There was a lot of attention given to a recent Facebook post about how some of the downtown storefronts could use a little help and I thought this would be a wonderful way for the students to learn how to run a small business and support the community they do business in. This will be a real-life experience for the kids and give them a priceless lesson.”

The $1,500 will provide the equipment and supplies for the “flash” businesses, which also include an Escape Room on Feb. 11 and a Teen Gaming/Night Club on Feb. 25. Teens from the surrounding area are encouraged to attend the events.

The club will use the profits to purchase paint and supplies to revitalize the exterior of the many run-down, empty buildings in downtown Delphos, making them more attractive to potential investors and visually appealing to the community and visitors.

“We have approval to use empty buildings on Main Street for our three ‘flash businesses’ focused on youth entertainment,” McClurg said. “We are hoping all youth who patronize our ‘flash’ businesses will also pay it forward and volunteer with us to revitalize our downtown Delphos community. This is a way for the kids to take ownership of their town.”