The pledge is for the completion of the 4-H Conference Center.
The 4-H Conference Center when completed will be able to house meetings and events and will be named the "Bomgaars Conference Center."
Bomgaars family has always been a supporter of the activities based around 4-H and county fairs. The opportunity to help build this facility in Cherokee County fits with Bomgaars' desire to promote groups involved in the rich farm and ranch traditions of the Midwest.
Bomgaars is the fourth generation farm and home store business based in Sioux City, and is owned by Roger and Jane Bomgaars. The chain of stores which started in 1931, has now spread across eight Midwestern states with 60 locations.
The Bomgaars family purchased the Cherokee store in 1976 from Louie and Grace Katzman who ran the Farm and Home store on the south side of Cherokee for many years.
The Cherokee purchase was the eighth location for the Bomgaars family. Due to growth opportunities the store is now located in a larger building on the North Second Street in Cherokee.
The 4-H Conference Center is a estimated 45 foot by 35 foot building that is attached to the south side of the 4-H Expo Building. Interior of the building still needs to be completed including restroom facility, countertops and several other amenities.
Once the work is completed the newly named Bomgaars Conferences Center will be available to the general public to rent year round and of course be available to all Cherokee County 4-H Clubs and activities.