Chase City is served by an award-winning volunteer rescue squad, volunteer fire department, four major banks, and excellent town utilities and refuse collection. Also there is a new modern Community Center, active YMCA branch, Scouting and various other community service organizations.
The Estes Community Center is the culmination of the efforts of the citizens of Chase City and surrounding area to match a gift challenge made by C. Edwin Estes in honor of his father, W. W. Estes.
Chase City Community Services Board, the governing body of the Center, has formed a partnership with Southside Virginia Community College to bring college-level training and educational opportunities to Chase City. College classes are offered at the Center including training programs for nursing assistants, computer training, and academic classes, which apply to programs of study at SVCC.
The Estes Center is available to all citizens for rental and is used for weddings, receptions, reunions and other events and meetings. The Bluestone High School prom has been held in the Center for the past 13 years.
Summer Scholars, an activity and enrichment program for area children, is held each summer at the Estes Center. Children are able to register for classes in music, crafts, fishing, reading, cooking, etc., to broaden their skills during the summer vacation as well as having an enjoyable summer experience. These classes are offered during July and August each summer.
Butler LibraryButler Memorial Library was built in 1982 and has recently undergone a 1,024 square-foot addition which houses the children’s collection. Both the original building and the addition were funded as a community effort by the Friends of the Library. The Library is open seven days a week and maintains a collection in excess of 24,000 items including books, audios, videos, and periodicals. It is equipped with high-speed internet access and has several computers available for public use. A meeting room is available to non-profit public gatherings of a civic, cultural, or educational nature. The library operates as one of six branches of the Southside Regional Library System which maintains a website at www.srlib.org where patrons can browse the on-line catalog, read reviews of current best sellers, and access hundreds of links to reference materials and electronic resources.