Ruritan Community Center starting site prepartion for new building
The Leitersburg Ruritan Community Center will feature a full size gymnasium two meeting rooms, a kitchen and restrooms. The goal of the community center is to give the community a place for recreation, sports, meetings, family gatherings, and other functions that require a large indoor space. The project is being completed in 3 phases.
Phase 1 started in the Summer of 2018 with a concept plan for the building, architectural drawings for the building, civil engineering of the site plans, permitting, and preparing the site by removing the existing bath rooms, relocating trees and leveling of the site. Phase 1 is underway and is scheduled to be complete by Feb of 2020
Phase 2 is the hiring of a general contractor, construction of the exterior of the building, completion of the restrooms, meeting rooms, water, sewer and mechanical systems. Parking lot and storm water management areas. Phase 2 is scheduled to be completed by August of 2020
Phase 3 will be the completion of the gymnasium flooring, sports equipment, and kitchen equipment. Phase 3 is scheduled to be completed by Dec of 2020.
When completed the community center will be available for youth and adult groups, families and businesses to use for their sporting activities, meetings, and other activities. A online reservation system will be set up to help facilitate the use of the building.
The Community Center fundraising efforts have reached the $450,000 out of the $1.2 million dollar goal for the new community center. The funding is a combination of money saved from the proceeds from the Leitersburg Haunted House and Peach Festival Along with new fundraising activities including quarter auctions and bonanza's. The funding also includes several grants including the Nora Roberts Foundation, Washington County Gaming Commission, The Todd Hershey Family Foundation and a number of private and business donations.