Thanks to Sen. Prozanski and Rep. Hayden
August 19, 2021 | View PDF
Vida McKenzie Community Center is absolutely thrilled to announce being awarded $240K from Sen. Floyd Prozanski and another $240K from Rep. Cedric Hayden from a legislator’s discretionary fund. VMCC receive these funds specifically for the rebuilding of its 70+ year old facility, destroyed in the Holiday Farm Fire. Adding $480K to the monies already raised through other grants and community fundraising efforts, VMCC is hopefully on track to open its doors in September, 2022, just two years after the fire.
In response to this generous grant, Project Manager Craig Gustafson has launched the search for the general contractor who will execute the build. Architect Jesse Elliot is putting the final touches on the detailed drawings and, in just a few days, the building site on Thompson Lane should become a “clean slate” for all involved to move forward with creating the Center’s new home.
This does not mean VMCC’s Board will cease fundraising activities, however. The new building still needs to be furnished and equipped to meet the community’s current and future needs. For the next year, 2nd Saturday Bingo Nights will take place at McKenzie Valley Presbyterian Church. There will be a Fire (Pun Intended) Sale at the Big Red Barn in downtown Vida on 8/21/21 and those wonderful Butter Braid pastries will go on sale in October.
Vida McKenzie Community Center is a non-profit 501c3. Every penny raised goes directly to providing the McKenzie Valley with a welcoming and accessible space where the community experiences art and culture, celebrates, mourns, learns and prospers.
Gerry Aster, Vice-President