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Ground broken in Cleghorn

Monday, September 11, 2006

The Cleghorn Community Center, Inc. committee gathered Wednesday evening to break ground for the new building to be placed in the park. In back, from the left, are Les Pedersen, Jeff Frederick, Sue Briese, Todd Wetherell, Tim Pedersen and Marlin VerSteeg. In front are city council member Mike Bunt, Fran Briggs and Bernice McIntosh. Photo contributed
The Cleghorn Community Center Committee gathered Wednesday evening at a ground breaking ceremony for the new community center building now under construction in the city park.

The center will be a 3,864 square foot building with four distinct areas for community use.

The four areas include: the main room which will be designed to accommodate groups of up to 150 people, a smaller room which will be designed to facilitate small gatherings of about 30 people, a modern kitchen, and the entrance/hallway to be named Byers Hall. Trophies from the Cleghorn High School will be displayed in Byers Hall along with the Wall of Pride bricks honoring project contributors.

The committee and community have been working since March to raise funds for the project. They have raised $225,000 through the sale of bricks and donations from individuals, organizations, businesses, the county and the city of Cleghorn, plus a $77,000 Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grant from the Vision of Iowa funds. Bricks are still available for the Wall of Pride.

A fund-raiser breakfast will be held Sunday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for additional needed funds. Serving will be in the existing shelterhouse and will consist of egg bake casseroles, biscuits and gravy, fruit, rolls and a beverage. A free-will donation will be accepted.

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