To: The Citizens of Springville and Perry Township
April 13, 2017
We, the Gym Restoration Board (GRB), know there are many questions about the fate of the gym and if we can restore it. It was our intention to hold a public meeting to answer your questions. Turns out, this is going to be a long and drawn out process and to be honest, we don’t have a lot of answers at this point. But we can update you on what we are doing.
We have approximately $80,000.00 from insurance, fundraisers, and gym savings account. That amount is a drop in the bucket to the funds needed to restore the gym. Steve Ferguson has provided and paid for engineers to help us with this project. We want to thank Mr. Ferguson for his generosity and willingness to help our community. We have had two meetings, one with Lori Daniels, who is the Community Liaison for Southwest Indiana District, Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Lori was very helpful in helping us identify possible sources of assistance through the State of Indiana.
We also had a meeting April 12th with SIDC ( Southern Indiana Development Commission ) to go over the plans and see what Federal Grants might be available. SIDC is going to research what might work for us and get back with us.
Please understand, there are no guarantees we will be able to restore the gym but we will make this promise; We, the Gym Restoration Board, will do our best to get Our beloved Gym restored!
We will provide more information when available.
GYM RESTORATION BOARD MEMBERS:
Ken Thompson, Chairman
Mark Baker, Vice Chairman
Marilyn Kimmel, Secretary / Township Board Member
Bob Phillips, Township Trustee
Denny Godsey, Township Board Member
Doug Kelley, Township Board Member
Jack Armstrong, Springville Resident
**Taken from the April Edition of The Springville Buzz
On July 19th our small town lost a very important historical building. The Old Gym was lost to a fire. The Old Gym was the heartbeat of our small community. There was some insurance, but we are still far from the needed funds required to replace our beloved historical building. In hopes of meeting our goal, the community is hosting a fundraiser.
“Picnic In The Park” will be held July 29th from 6:30 – 8:00pm.
(We also have a rain date set for July 30th same time and place.)
We are having ribeye sandwich platters, you will receive a ribeye sandwich, 2 sides, a dessert and a drink. A child-friendly option will also be available.
You will need to bring a blanket and/or chairs for an old fashion picnic in the park.
Advanced ticket sales start today. You can purchase tickets by calling or texting: Kim Thompson @ 812.583.8483 or Taylor Thompson @ 812.797.5649, also tickets can be purchased at The Springville General Store.
Advanced ticket prices are:
$10 for Adult
$5 for children 10 and under
Tickets will also be available at the event for:
$15 for Adults
$5 for children 10 and under
Spread the word and help us to rebuild something we can be proud of and something our community can share for many years to come.
Visit our Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/282449328778038
Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made to The Springville Heritage Group or sent directly to our GoFundMe page: www.gofundme.com/2fzs2vzw
“Country Spirit” will be donating their time for our event.
**Note: The information listed here is subject to change without notification. Please call the number listed above for current prices and information.
The Gymnasium Restoration Committee is the governing body for rules and regulations and operations of the facilities. The GRC is a sub-committee of the Perry Township Fire Department with the sole purpose of assuring the facility develops enough funds for maintenance and upkeep of the gym and surrounding grounds, any additional money will be provided to the fire department to assist in their mission of protecting the community. All proceeds from rental fees and donations are the sole financial support for the gymnasium.
The facilities and grounds may be rented to groups or individuals for commercial or fund-raising events. All requests for commercial use or fund raising events must be submitted in writing for approval by the GRC. The GRC will determine regulations that shall apply for each individual event.
Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department or The Gymnasium Restoration Committee or the town of Springville is not responsible for any person or personal property used on the property.
Rules and Regulations:
1. There is a Fifty percent non-refundable deposit required for all reservations. Space is not officially reserved until deposit is received.
2. Renters are responsible for any damage to the property.
3. Renters must stay within the space reserved.
4. All persons participating in your event are participating at their own risk.
5. All trash must be removed by renters. (includes restroom trash)
6. All chairs and tables must be returned to their original place.
7. Renters must sweep all floors after use.
Gym only with heat $25.00 Per Hour
Meeting Room with heat $45.00 Per Day
Meeting Room without heat $30.00 Per Day
Gym Shelter House $30.00 Per Day
*Shelter includes use of restrooms and electricity
*Use of tables and chairs $10.00
*GRC reserves the right to change rental rates as needed