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PACC projects complete; open house planned for next Friday

The new ceiling and floor are in at the Perham Area Community Center’s field house, and an open house will soon be held to celebrate.

Construction started on the two improvement projects in June, and wrapped up in mid-August.

In a telephone interview Monday, PACC Director Kevin Nelson said the open house will give the public a chance to see and learn more about the projects, and will also serve as an opportunity to give credit to the donors who made the new gym floor possible.

Nelson said door-to-door fundraising efforts brought in donations from Perham businesses, and he expressed his “heartfelt thanks to the business community for making this happen” on behalf of himself and the PACC’s board of directors.

The new gym floor is made from a different material than the last, he said. Unlike the former floor, it doesn’t require waxing, so there’s less sliding and “basketball players love it.”

The new ceiling in the field house was paid for with capital funds, which were saved up over time to put toward needed projects like this.

The open house will be held Friday, Oct. 4, from 5-7 p.m.

The event was intentionally planned to coincide with Perham High School’s Homecoming, Nelson said, in hopes of drawing in more people as they’re out and about, walking in the vicinity of the PACC for school events.

Those who stop by will learn about the construction process and see the finished work, and will have the chance to win prizes. Hats and KLN candy and snacks will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call the PACC at 346-7222.

Marie Johnson

Marie Johnson joined the Perham Focus more than five years ago, and has since worn many hats as writer, editor and page designer. She lives in rural Frazee with her husband, Dan, their one-year-old son, Simon, and their yellow lab, Louisa. 

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