The Social Heart
It's the heart of their community, that they say doesn't skip a beat. From wedding receptions and fundraisers, to simple gatherings with friends, the Island Grove Landmark is a second home to locals. Build in 1924, the Folk Victorian frame building portrays its age, but not for long.
The building was listed as a national historic landmark in December, a title that will bring in money for improvements. The volunteers at the historic lodge are all life-long residents and dedicate their time to preserving the heart of their community. Judy Harris, the volunteer historian, has been working on getting the hall named a historic site, and now that it has, they are applying and receiving grants for its renovation.
They received an 8,000 dollar grant from the Plum Creek Foundation and have already started making improvements. With the building enhancements taking effect, the hall's monthly meal fundraiser will continue to bring in money for the volunteer fire department.
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