The Dogwood Center Board of Directors have been working on an improvement plan to make the facility more easily accessible and the construction part of the project began in early October. On October 16, from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m., the community is invited to hear about the progress of the project and take a peek at the construction work in progress.
"We want to community to join us in celebrating the beginning of our construction phase of this important project, hear about our progress, and have a chance to take a look at the work as it is happening," stated Marianne Boerigter, Dogwood Center Executive Director.
The goal of the project is to improve access into the Dogwood Center from parking, pathways and sidewalks, especially for those less mobile. It will also improve the flow of traffic through the lots with an added designated, covered drop-off area, and improve walkway access to the facility.
Photos by Marianne Boerigter
In December 2017, the Dogwood Center Board of Directors began the fundraising phase for the project, "A Legacy of Opportunity, An Opportunity for Accessibility" and have been excited to work on improvements that will increase accessibility to the facility and make the Dogwood patron's experience memorable and include ease of entry. Great progress has been made over the last nine months, and with contributions from community members, businesses, and grant funding, the Dogwood Board of Directors has raised 80% of the project goal. You too can join in and help us in our final push!
The Dogwood Center Board of Directors include: Ken De Laat, Sherrie Harris, Jodi De Kuiper, Terrie Ortwein, Mark Miller, Sandy Williams, Charles Chandler, Lisa Jahr, Jamie Denslow, Diane Purgiel, Deb Reinhold, and Sandy Siegel.
All are welcome on October 16, 4:30-5:00 p.m. at the Dogwood Center for a peek at the project. You and your family can be a part of making your Dogwood more appealing, accessible and welcoming. Contributions may easily be made on-line at www.dogwoodcenter.com. For more information on the Dogwood Center programs or the improvement plan, contact 231.924.8885 or stop by at 4734 S. Campus Court, one-mile east of downtown Fremont.