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Grant assists Charles City senior center in office improvements

Marvin Carr sitting at the desk he was able to re-build using two existing file cabinets and donated wood.
Marvin Carr sitting at the desk he was able to re-build using two existing file cabinets and donated wood.

FLOYD COUNTY – With the help of a grant issued by the Floyd County Community Foundation, the Charles City Senior Center has been able to refurbish an office area that has been in existence since the building was first opened in 1984.

Besides the purchase of four chairs, two desks, a computer and a copier, an existing computer was made usable by upgrading it to a current Windows format. To accommodate this added furniture, a room previously used to store craft supplies has been converted into a second office, which is utilized by members of the Senior Citizens of Charles City Board of Directors.

New office equipment (copier and computer) that was purchased
New office equipment (copier and computer) that was purchased

Board member Kip Hauser was quoted as saying “We really try to stretch the dollar around here to make ends meet. We were even able to build another desk using donated wood and labor. We are extremely grateful to the FCCF for the grant and what it has enabled us to do with our office space.”

Those benefiting directly from the newly refurbished office spaces are building and congregate meal manager, Rose Lamprecht, senior citizens president, Ken Elliott, and treasurer, Bill Lincoln. They all now have their own desks, making it much easier to accomplish their work.

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