Dr. Harold Post, the Galva-Holstein Schools Superintendent, recently updated the Galva-Holstein Foundation regarding the building's progress.
"Construction has been affected due to extremes in the weather that we have experienced throughout the past year," said Post. "The wet weather over the summer set the project behind by two to four weeks, and then we had a rainy October to go along with snowstorms and cold temperatures in December and January. There just wasn't any way to keep construction right on schedule."
Post went on to explain that there was also good news to report. "The outside of the building is essentially completed, and the majority of the roof is on. The concrete floor has been poured in the green room with part of the second floor completed as well. Some interior work has been done, and we are currently waiting on warmer temperatures for delivery of concrete for the main floor of the theater. Current plans call for the project to be pretty well finished up by the end of spring or early summer."
Kathy Breyfogle, the foundation president, remained upbeat about the project. "Weather happens, and we're just going to deal with it as best we can. This facility could benefit our Galva-Holstein community for 50 years, so we are not going to get too anxious over short-term weather setbacks. Believe me, the Rosemary Clausen Center will be worth the wait!"
Breyfogle went on to encourage financial support for the center. "It is not too late to get involved with this project ñ it never will be. We still can use help to make sure this facility is all that it can be. There will be plenty of room for names on our recognition wall, and we know everyone who helps out will feel great pride and a real sense of accomplishment when they walk through that door."
A number of new contributors were recently announced as well. New Seat Sponsors at $1,200 per seat included Nancy Wiese & Family in loving memory of Les Wiese; Rex Moser in memory of Lorraine D. Moser; Marilyn Vashti Koth and Family in memory of Eldon John Koth; Debra Diane Parker (two seats); Jeanne Weng and Gary Moser in memory of Vess and Eva Moser; and Gail and Nancy Todd and Family. Contributing at the friend level was Mary L. Hare in memory of George Hueschen.
To make a contribution to the legacy of the Rosemary Clausen Center for Performing Arts, contact the Galva-Holstein School Superintendent's office at 712-368-4353 or any of the Galva-Holstein Foundation board members: Kathy Breyfogle, Ken Buell, Vickie Heck, Roger Dentlinger, Gretchen Cooney, Creston Schubert, Bobbi Lamp, Doug Leonard, Jeanne Freese, Duane Pearson, Rita Frahm and Trisha Clausen.