Groundbreaking on the new facility was held July 2, 2010 and is expected to be completed by early 2012. The building originally constructed in 1925. The new facility will almost double in size to over 12,000 square feet including a basement. The cost of the facility is about $8 million with approximately $6 million from the Town and $2 million from the community and an additional $1million endowment planned. The plan is to complete the capital campaign in the next 4 months.
The facility will be much more than a Veteran’s Hall in that it will include a Community Room, a Seniors’ Wing and a promenade. A military library is also planned.
In addition to the facility itself, the endowment is planned to support educational programs, etc.
Wonder what happened to the large redwoods that were in the front of the old facility? The lumber was harvested and some was used to construct benches that will be a part of the facility.
Grants have been obtained for funding for furnishings, kitchen equipment and fitness programs for seniors.
Our Rotary club has contributed $25,000 towards construction but of course more funding is needed!
A Major Donor Recognition event is planned for December 3.
For more information check out SRVveteranshall.org