Mun­son Com­mu­nity Cen­tre nears com­ple­tion …With a lit­tle help from their friends

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Diane Thomas The Drumheller Mail

Mun­son Com­mu­nity Cen­tre is near­ing com­ple­tion and open­ing date should be in early June.

Ac­cord­ing to Mun­son Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion Chair Per­son, Becky Kowalchuk, “We re­al­ized that this would hap­pen, when we got our first do­na­tion. Mun­son Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion ap­plied for fund­ing, Provin­cially and Fed­er­ally, and any other place that the pro­ject qual­i­fied for, given the cri­te­ria on the donor pro­gram.”

Kowalchuk ex­plained, “We toured com­mu­nity cen­tres in the sur­round­ing ar­eas, within a two hour ra­dius, just to get ideas. Some of the cen­tres were older, but they worked. We wanted to cover our ba­sic needs. Once we re­ceived fund­ing from the County of Star­land, Vil­lage of Mun­son and all of our fundrais­ing projects, we were able to break ground in Au­gust 2015.”

The As­so­ci­a­tion’s main ob­jec­tive was to have a fully ac­ces­si­ble fa­cil­ity. The cen­tre will have a full kitchen, stag­ing area and enough space for 250 peo­ple. Their goal was to make sure lo­cal con­trac­tors, ma­te­ri­als and sup­plies were used for the con­struc­tion of the cen­tre. “Open­ing date should be in early June, how­ever the as­so­ci­a­tion will need to do more fundrais­ing to com­plete the fin­ish­ing touches.” said Kowalchuk.

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Con­trac­tors busy work­ing, get­ting the walls ready for paint­ing, at the new Mun­son Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. The cen­tre is sched­uled to be open in early June.

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