We were glad to have the opportunity to meet with Mayor Turner in Sturgis last week to discuss the feasibility of having a local church building converted into a community center. When church numbers dwindled several years ago, the few remaining church members decided to dontate the facility to the town. This is a great way to increase civic involvement and provide a means for folks to gather.
A lot needs to happen to completely renovate the facility, but a vision for what "can be" is always a starting point. We also appreciate Dr. Chris Smith from the Bagley College of Engineering at MSU for taking time to join us on the visit and help determine what structural issues must be addressed. Hopefully, this will turn into a great project for engineering students. It's a terrific way to give an old building a new purpose that will come in quite handy for years to come.
MSCAT looks forward to continued assistance and follow up as this project moves forward. This has the potential to be a really great community-driven project.