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Private donations may still be made to restoration project

Private donations may still be made to restoration project

 

3-2-2017

 

Restoring the ornate, historic Spring City School has required a lot of money, and none of it has been extracted from local residents in the form of bonds or tax increases.

“The city does not have the tax base to [make this happen],” Alison Anderson, president of Friends of Historic Spring City, said. “They’re barely scraping by, and they don’t have many businesses in town that contribute to a tax base.”

So, Anderson and her organization have been raising funds through grants and loans from private organizations, including the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area and Eccles Foundation.

Anderson said the Eccles Foundation is prepared to donate an additional $100,000 if Friends can raise the rest of the money needed to complete the project—about $185,000—by July 1.

“If everything falls into place exactly as we hope and plan it will, we will make that match,” she said.

Private donations of any amount are still being accepted to aid in the final stages of renovation.

Donors who give $250 or more will be honored with a limestone plaque featuring their name. The plaques will be displayed prominently in the restored school.

Donations can be mailed to the following address:

Friends of Historic Spring City

P.O. Box 212

Spring City, UT 84662