Mercury community discusses grants; repairs needed to community center

The regular meeting of the Mercury Community Association met on Saturday, March 8 with president Ed Campbell presiding. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. The secretary, Peggy Ross, read the minutes for February and the financial report was given. Both were approved as read. Jane Penn was present at the meeting. She has consented to help the community association apply for a grant from the G. R. White Trust. She offered some guidelines to go by and suggested that the community prioritize the list of repairs and upgrading that members of the community would like to see done at the community center. It was also suggested that a list of estimates be obtained, with inflation in mind. On the list of repairs were floor covering, lighting, insulation for ceiling, bathrooms need finishing out, patio covering and picnic tables, recheck screws on metal roof and have old wiring checked. It was decided that the trustees and officers would have a meeting to put this list in order and would start getting estimates on the work. A discussion on the flooring led to the conclusion that a termite inspection might be needed before proceeding any further. Ed Campbell will take care of getting the inspection done. The fund raising dinner and singing is scheduled for Saturday, April 5 at 6 p.m. It will be a spaghetti supper with salad, garlic bread and desserts. There will be gospel and old time singing and some musical specials. The supper will be by donation. The general public is encouraged to attend. Fay Knutson made a motion to adjourn and Mildred Weatherman seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned and refreshments were served. Games of Chickenfoot were enjoyed by those in attendance. Attending were Mildred Weatherman, Wynell and Clyde Chesney, Jane and Tom Penn, Fay Knutson, Opal Deeds, Paul Tackett, Paula and Ed Campbell and Peggy Ross.

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