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Veterans to be honored at Hustisford Hall Sunday

November 7, 2018

HUSTISFORD -- The Hustisford Community Hall Association is beginning to see the fruits of their work with the completion of many projects that the non-profit group has taken on in the last couple of years.

After completing several major projects work is now scheduled to begin in January on the last major project, which is the upstairs restrooms.

More than half of the $40,000 of funds needed to complete the restrooms have been donated for the project so far and funds are still coming in.

The restrooms will be located in a former storage room adjacent to the dance area and will be in addition to the restrooms already downstairs in the hall.

A local contractor will be doing the work as a general contractor with help from local plumbers and electricians. The project will begin right after the last holiday booking at the hall. It is expected to be completed in time for a dance scheduled Feb. 17 featuring the Twin Lakes Trio Polka Band.

All of the major projects that have been completed plus the funding that has already come in for the restrooms are from individuals and businesses.

The Hall Association Committee is now a 501©3 non-profit, which allows the committee to accept tax-deductible donations of time, talent and monetary gifts.

Once a popular hall for polka dancing, the hall is again getting a reputation as the place to dance to a variety of polka bands throughout the year.

The next dance will be Sunday and will be a special tribute to veterans.

The Hustisford American Legion Post 420 will be on hand Sunday afternoon to recognize Veterans with their color guard during the band break.

Music will be provided by Hauser’s Hotshots.

On Sept. 11 there was a special tribute to firefighters and the military in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. The same day the Hall Association recognized Syl and Erla Hoerth for donating an American Flag for the hall.

Dennis Uecker is in charge of taking bookings for the hall. He said the word is out about the improvements that have been made.

With these renovations the hall has again been the site of many weddings and other events this year and as a result word has spread. It is booked steady to the end of the year and some weddings have been booked for 2019.

Those interested in holding an event at the hall can rent the upstairs, the downstairs or both.

In the last few years since the volunteers took over, the hall has been tuck pointed and painted on the outside, air conditioning has been put in upstairs and repairs have been done both inside and outside.

Lori Uecker, president of the Association, said, “All of our major projects have a big price tag, but we were determined to get them done. Our bookings, fund raisers and support from our community are allowing us to be amazed at the progress that has been made in just three and a half years.”

When she reported on the progress of the hall to the Hustisford Village Board the committee and volunteers were commended by the board’s members who said the work of this group is a testament to what a community can do when people decide to work together.

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