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Friends of Rippey awarded Community Attraction and Tourism Grant from Vision Iowa Board, November 9, 2011

The Vision Iowa Board awarded the Friends of Rippey the first Community Attraction and Tourism Grant (CAT) to help finish the demolition and expansion of the community room, west of the newly remodeled library.

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Left to Right; Karina Ward, Region XII Council of Government; Gary Weaver, Velda DeMoss, Friends of Rippey; Jessica O'Riley, Vision Iowa Program Manager; Cathy Reese, Vision Iowa Chair; Mary Weaver, Friends of Rippey.

 

The Vision Iowa Board awarded the Friends of Rippey the first CAT, Community Attraction and Tourism grant for Greene County last Thursday November 9th. The Friends of Rippey will be receiving funding to assist in the demolition of a building to the west of the recently remodeled library. In addition the funds will allow the former Masonic Hall to be expanded to the west to establish a community room that will house up to 125 persons. This will include additional bathrooms, and as well as enlargement of the kitchen to handle increased numbers of persons who may be attending wedding receptions, or other large family and community gatherings. It is expected the building demolition will begin prior to the onset of winter, and the community room plans will be finalized to allow a spring construction start.

 

 

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