Memorial Hall Elevator project gets a boost

The New England Community Renovation Project got a step closer to a fundraising goal after receiving a grant from the New England Community Foundation

New England Community Foundation members (L to R) Shannay Witte, Patti Schatz and Jason Jung (Far Right)  present Ruth Fitterer (Middle) with a check for the New England Community Rennovation Project. [PHOTO BY RACHEL BOCK]
New England Community Foundation members (L to R) Shannay Witte, Patti Schatz and Jason Jung (Far Right) present Ruth Fitterer (Middle) with a check for the New England Community Rennovation Project.
[PHOTO BY RACHEL BOCK]
By RACHEL BOCK | For The Herald

The New England Community Renovation Project got a step closer to a fundraising goal after receiving a grant from the New England Community Foundation. The money will be used for the renovations at the Memorial Hall, for the installment of an elevator lift, and other handicap accessible renovations.

The grant came from the Ishmael and Rose Diede Charitable Fund.  Ishmael and Rose graduated from Hebron High School in 1939 and were married in 1942. After their marriage they moved to Mott where they owned and operated a photography studio for 38 years.

In 2012 the Ishmael and Rose Diede Charitable Fund was created in their memory, to support projects/organizations in western Morton and Hettinger counties.

The fund also gives scholarship grants to students graduating from high schools in western Morton and Hettinger County.

Ruth Fitterer, with the help of Shannay Witte, applied for the Ishmael & Rose Diede grant.  Jason Jung who is on the Renovation Committee feels very confident about the upcoming project, but wants the community to know that donations are still needed.

“With the help of all these different grants we are very positive that the elevator projects will be a go, but we are still looking for donations for the project” Jung said.

Donations can be made at either American Bank Center, or Dakota West Credit Union.

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