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December 9, 2013

Carroll Co. Extension to move venues

Existing exhibit hall at fairgrounds being renovated

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The Northcentral Health Services agreed to give a matching $200,000 grant. In addition to that, grants were given from Anderson Foundation, Carroll County Community Foundation and Operation Roundup through Carroll White REMC, Robeson said. The Carroll County Agriculture Club donated the first and last $5,000 of the capital campaign.

Many groups were generous, Robeson said. Donations included $107,000 in individual and corporate donations, $20,00 from nonprofit organizations and $50,000 from the Flora Community Club. The rest of the money came from grants, for a total of $415,000.

Robeson said there has been a lot of excitement.

“We will be providing a high-tech learning and meeting space which is something the community can use,” Robeson said.

The space will be able to accommodate three different groups at one time, allowing for the Extension’s youth programs to expand and for more use by various community groups.

“We’re thankful the community is supporting it and looking forward to the community sharing it,” Lytton said.

Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or amie.sites@pharostribune.com. Follow her: @PharosAES.

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