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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Wellness Center Plans Change, Fundraising Makes Progress

Wellness Center Plans Change, Fundraising Makes Progress

Tim Stuart is the Chairman of the Wellness Center Committee. He outlined some ways the committee has reimagined the facility and costs. Part of that includes a smaller facility, removing the senior center, using a metal exterior rather than brick and mortar, and facing the building in a different direction to avoid excavating. All those plans have changed from the original designs. The project is now expected to cost $18.5 million. Now, he says, it’s down to fundraising. 

“We're roughly halfway there as far as what we're trying to accomplish on that basis. And that's critical with these major grant opportunities to show them and demonstrate that we're making significant progress… That we have the ability to have a project..."

Stuart says cash donations are accepted as forms of donation. There are other ways people can donate, including grain and stock contributions.  

 "Typically what people will consider is cash and cash flow and the like, but there's other ways to go about it… So farmers can make a pledge to donate grain... Other means, people may have appreciated stock and that doesn't affect cash flow"

Public donations will make up roughly one-third of the total costs of the Wellness Center, with another one-third coming from private donations and one-third coming from grants. Stuart says that if people have questions regarding how to make a donation, please contact committee member Joe Ferguson.

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