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Prairie Event Center whittles down debt

Supporters of the Prairie Event Center continue to whittle down the debt on the project.

In recent weeks the debt-elimination campaign grew $1,320 - one by an anonymous donor of $1,000 on behalf of a memorial for the late Diane Bergquist.

Supporters also received three $100 donations, two of which were first time donors; one anonymous and the other by Charles and Mary Betterman and the other by Evelyn Larson; along with a $20 memorial on behalf of Jack Anderson.

"We are continually looking for people willing to give their fine support toward the Event Center by a donation, pledge or gift," said Gerry Freudenberg, Event Center chairman.

To encourage more Event Center usage, the Parkers Prairie City Council recently approved a one-half reduction in room rentals at the center. This includes anyone who has given to the original building campaign or now the debt-elimination campaign.

"Anyone who has given $100 or more, or wishes to donate up until the end of 2011, when our debt-elimination campaign ceases, will be eligible for the one-half room reduction," said Freudenberg. "After our debt-elimination campaign ends in 2011, you will have two years, until December 31, 2013, to take advantage of the one-half price reductions on the room rental."

Supporters are seeking more donations to reach their goal of $250,000 so it can be matched by Lloyd Paulson. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, call (218) 338-4115.