Grindrod’s new community hall will officially open Aug. 10

Grindrod’s new community hall will officially open Aug. 10

New hall revealed in Grindrod

A grand opening of the new Grindrod Community Hall will be held Aug. 10

Progress continues to be made on Grindrod’s newest meeting place.

A grand opening of the new Grindrod Community Hall will be held Aug. 10.

“With this updated hall, we now have capacity for 120 people which will meet the needs of our community for many years to come,” said Herman Halvorson, project manager with the Grindrod Recreation Association.

The association decided in February 2012 to construct a new facility because the previous hall was built in 1905 and was in poor condition.

The total cost of the hall construction was about $400,000

“We have received support from many groups and individuals and truly appreciate the financial support,” said Halvorson.

The most recent donation was $3,000 from the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan.

“It will go towards new chairs and tables,” said Halvorson.

Fundraising continues because the parking lot needs to be paved.

To support the fundraising campaign, call Halvorson at 250-838-7407 or Lindsay Kibbe at 250-838-6096.