Posted by Anne Decker on Jul 11, 2019
Site preparation is ready to begin on the Lima Rotary Club Community Stage and Park.
Demolition is ready to begin on the buildings currently located on the site of the future Rotary Community Stage and Park. During a project update at Monday's meeting, committee members told us that once the buildings are gone, topsoil will be spread on the site and grass seed will be planted. Construction of the amphitheater is expected to begin next year. Rich Rudolph announced that the club has raised $375,000 toward the $2.5 million project so far. It's hoped that half that money will come from state grants. Rudolph says the committee has begun soliciting the remainder of the funds from local businesses and individuals. "Exciting stuff for the city of Lima and just one more step for us as a downtown becoming more vibrant and exciting." A GoFundMe page has been established and it can be accessed by clicking the Amphitheater button in the menu of Chamber of Commerce President Jed Metzger told the club that this project will make all the difference in the world.  "The amphitheater is really part of the livability and vitality of our community."
Also at Monday's meeting, we welcomed Dr. Kevin Casey as the club's newest member.