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Town receives grant for chapel renovations

The town of Thorsby recently announced a $5,000 grant from CAWACO Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council and provided details on a new facility upgrade to the Helen Jenkins Chapel Community Center.

The town applied for the grant to repair and replace the foundation, flooring structure, doors and windows.

The grant has also helped to provide for the installation of hand rails to enhance handicap accessibility.

The goal of the project is to keep the community center functioning, while preserving historical value for the citizens of Thorsby and surrounding areas.

The repairs will help increase the longevity of the building and continue servicing the community.

Helen Jenkins Chapel has provided a venue for citizens to take GED, educational classes, high school exit exams, along with meeting and training.

The grant was matched from funds awarded by private donations. The total cost of the project is $33,000.

To explore this project in further detail, the public can attend a demonstration and press conference on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 12:30 p.m., located at 8861 St. in Thorsby.

For more information, contact Drayton Cosby, RC&D Government Relations, at 205-410-6822, or Patti Pennington, grants administrator, CAWACO RC&D, at 205-705-9955.