(Stanton) The Viking Lake Center near Stanton received a big financial boost from the Vision Iowa Board Wednesday.
According to a press release from the stantonfriends.org website, the Vision Iowa Board has committed $513,990 towards the project. Thanks to the support of three hundred donors from the community, alumni, grants and other generous foundations, Stanton Friends is nearing the completion of their fund raising efforts. As of today, (Thursday), $2.7 million has been raised for the project.
The Stanton Friends Steering Committee has been working since the spring of 2008 to promote and raise funds for a community center that will house a new public library, an area for the Good Shepard Preschool, a walking track, a gymnasium with a wellness center, and a community room. A portion of the bottom level will be a FEMA approved storm shelter for the entire community. The new facility is being designed for all ages to enjoy.
The Vision Iowa Board that awarded the money, is comprised of volunteer board members who meet throughout the year and award money to projects around the state of Iowa. Their focus in on funding programs that promote recreational, cultural, educational activities and entertainment.
April 12, 2012