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Community center gets improvements

Staff writer

Marion Community Center at city hall will soon have useable balcony space.

Gene Winkler and Gene Christensen have worked eight days so far installing four levels of flooring and raising a wall along the edge of the balcony overlook.

When finished, in probably a couple more weeks, the balcony will have space for four rows of tables and chairs that will add to available space in the community center.

Parks and recreation director Margo Yates said the pair earlier did renovation work on the conference center, finished last year, and to the ballroom on the ground level.

Winkler and Christensen are donating their time and labor. Marion Advancement Campaign is paying for materials needed for the work.

“This building’s very busy all the time,” Yates said. “It’s amazing. They’ve made an asset for us, for sure.”

The community center is often used for wedding receptions, large gatherings, and similar events, Yates said.

Last modified March 1, 2018