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CMCS capital campaign moves forward

Concept drawing of the front of the Central Minnesota Christian School as currently planned in the two-phase project. A capital campaign has now raised more than $6 million toward the $8.5 million goal. Submitted

PRINSBURG -- Central Minnesota Christian School has now raised just over $6 million toward its $8.5 million capital campaign goal, according to information from the school.

The funds will make possible a two-phased building project to expand and modernize the school facilities in Prinsburg.

Constituents voted Oct. 29 to authorize the project. Nearly $2 million in additional funds have been raised since the capital campaign became public in early November.

Once the campaign raised $3.6 million, or 60 percent of the Phase I cost, it was able to enter into an agreement with Marcus Construction Company as general contractor. The firm of Widseth, Smith, and Nolting of Alexandria has been selected to provide architectural and engineering services.

The firm has met with a variety of input groups to identify educational and extra-curricular space needs. The process of formulating the final plans will continue with input and review by the groups until "we get it right,'' according to architect Reed Becker.

CMCS will be hosting regional events in locations throughout the Upper Midwest, as well as meetings with individuals.

Groundbreaking is tentatively set for July 4 during Prinsburg's city celebration. Construction will be undertaken only if the funds are raised in their entirety.

"I have been humbled and blessed to see God working in the hearts of the CMCS family to support a building project which will serve students for years to come," stated CMCS Superintendent Pete Van Der Puy.

Tom Cherveny

Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.

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