Sanford Pledges $500k To Sheldon Events Center

Date posted - May 19, 2016

Events Center 7Sheldon, Iowa — Another major donor to the Sheldon Event Center project has been identified.

Sheldon Community Development Director Curt Strouth says that Sanford Sheldon has pledged $500-thousand to the project. ┬áStrouth says the pledge consists of $275-thousand to the initial campaign to construct the facility, along with a pledge of $225-thousand dollars for 10 years, or $22,500 per year, toward the facility’s operating expenses.

Sanford Sheldon’s $275-thousand dollar construction pledge brings the total amount pledged to the construction of the project to $963,100, according to Strouth, which includes the $500-thousand pledged by the Arlan Van Wyk family, which had been announced earlier this month.

Strouth says the City is now in the midst of a fundraising effort to obtain an additional $725-thousand for this project.

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