O’Brien County, Iowa — A 159 acre O’Brien County farm, which includes a 30-acre man-made lake, will become a therapeutic camp for children if Seasons Center in Spencer is able to realize their vision.
Seasons Center Director of Program Coordination and Compliance, Christina Eggink-Postma says the organization is currently trying to raise funds to buy the property.
She says the property would go a long way to addressing needs they uncovered during the planning process for Autumn’s Center, the children’s center named for slain Orange City toddler Autumn Elgersma.
Eggink-Postma says there are multiple areas that would lend themselves to different types of care needs.
She says Seasons Center is currently working with the O’Brien County Board of Supervisors to try and get a Community Development Block Grant to pay for the first phase of the project.
She says getting the CDBG funding would allow Seasons Center to move forward with the project.
Eggink-Postma says that, without this Community Development Block Grant funding, Seasons Center will need to revisit other funding options in order to keep moving forward with plans for the camp.
If you’d like more information on the services provided by Season’s Center, visit their website at www.seasonscenter.org.