Lester To Get New Community Center, Thanks To Riverboat Foundation; Groundbreaking To Be Monday

Date posted - July 14, 2013

Lester SignLester, Iowa — The little town of Lester is going to have something it’s needed for quite a while. A new community center is going to be built in Lester, thanks in part to funds that the town has received from the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation — the nonprofit license holder for Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood. We had a chance to talk with Lester City Council Member Jeff Hoogeveen. He tells us they’re looking forward to the construction of the new facility.

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He tells us about what they have planned.

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Hoogeveen says they’re even going to provide a space to get healthy.

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He says the kitchen will be accessible from both sides — the smaller fellowship area and the gym.

Hoogeveen says they asked for a 40 percent match from the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation. He says the project will cost about $600,000, so the foundation is paying 240,000 off the top, but Hoogeveen says they’re actually helping the city of Lester to pay for the community center in another way as well.

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According to Hoogeveen, Lester is on the move.

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There’s going to be a groundbreaking ceremony for the new community center in Lester at 5:30 PM on Monday evening (7/15/13).

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