A public Open House to celebrate the newly revamped Weight Training facility at Emmetsburg High School is planned for this Friday evening, Aug. 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
The event is being sponsored by the Emmetsburg E-Hawk Wellness and Equipment Committee, and it intended to allow the public to see the end result of a community fund-raising drive conducted at the end of this Spring to refurbish and equip the weight training room with new, state-of-the-art weight training equipment.
The committee received a donation of $80,000, roughly one-half of the cost of the project, from the Emmetsburg Community School District Board of Education from the district's Physical Plant and Equipment Levy fund. The remaining funds were raised through community donations.
The committee will be on hand Friday evening to answer questions and update the public on other possible projects that are being considered for the school.