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The Facility Committee of the Grafton Park Board meet Wednesday at Noon at the Parks and Recreation office Board Room.
According to Facility Committee Chairman Corey Burns, the meeting was called to stay of top of the 2017 Arena Entrance project and share ideas to add to it.
Blue Line Club Dave Hills presented artist renderings to the committee. As part of the renovation to the entrance/lobby area, the current concession stand located in the middle of the lobby would be moved to the east side of the building. At the regular October meeting of the board, Grafton Parks and Rec Director Bill Dahl said Parks and Rec would cover the cost of updating the bathrooms on the west side of the Centennial Center lobby.
After renovation, the new entrance to the Centennial Center would contain about 4,000 square feet of space. At Wednesday’s committee meeting, Dahl explained that Parks and Rec would like to use the space, including the new kitchen over the summer months for private rentals. He also said parks and recreation would like to add items including, and air conditioning unit, audio video equipment for presentations, 8-foot round tables and chairs and acoustic paneling.
The bulk of the project would be paid for by the Blue Line Club. Grafton Parks and Rec would contribute approximately $44,000 to the project with money in part, from a loan from the Grafton City Council’s Economic Development Committee. The EDC recently agreed to extend that loan which was part of the original Centennial Center roof project completed five years ago.
The committee agreed to meet again when cost figures from the Blue Line Club would be available.
The expansion project is expected begin construction in the summer of 2017.
The Grafton Performing Arts Center will be a busy place this Thursday through Saturday as Grafton High Schools “Far Off Broadway” will be performing the Lionel Bart Classic musical “Oliver!” Based on the Charles Dickens Novel “Oliver Twist.”
Performances will be held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Grafton Public School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. each evening. The production features a cast of more than 30 including Brandi Niemann as Oliver Twist, Macey Scharmer as the Artful Dodger and Joshua Sunstrom as Fagin.
“Oliver” is directed by Stephanie Baldwin and Stephanie Rispa. Technical director is Cal Kaste and musical accompaniment is provided by Cathy Tweten, Brent Hermans and Tommy Kern.
Tickets are priced at $10 for adults, $8 for students and children. Tickets can be ordered online at www.gospoilers.org , or by calling the FOB ticket office at 701-352-0018.
The 2016 Election results were canvassed throughout the State of North Dakota on Tuesday and that Includes Walsh County. The local race which voters were looking at most closely was that for Walsh County Commissioner. After last Tuesday’s general election, Karen Anderson was the top vote getter with 2,675 votes followed by Lauren Wild with 2,439 and Jack Karas with 2,420 votes a margin on 19 votes.
After Canvassing was completed yesterday, the results remained the same with a slight change in numbers. Karen Anderson added five votes to finish at 2,680. Wild remained second picking up three votes to finish at 2, 442 and Karas remained in third place. After picking up one vote, Karas finished with 2.421. Barring a recount, Anderson and Wild will serve on the board of commissioners.