HOLMEN AREA COMMUNITY CENTER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is the purpose of the 2019 HACC Capital Campaign?

    • To raise a minimum of $2 Million for the purpose of completing renovation of the old Festival Foods building, gifted by Barb and Dave Skogen to the Boys and Girls Club in order to establish programs and services for youth, retired individuals, the community and the School District of Holmen

  • Once the money is raised, when will the facility be open for use?

    • If construction and renovation remain on schedule, the anticipated opening would be the fall of 2020.

  • Why is remodeling the former Festival Foods location superior to building a new facility?

    • Utilizes a building that already exists and is located in a prominent location

    • Allows for a larger facility with more than twice the square footage (almost 40,000 sq. ft.) than the previous design

    • Brings the Boys and Girls Club to the Holmen Area

  • Why didn’t HACC look at renovating the former Festival Foods location before this time?

    • The building was considered when it first was put up for sale, but at the time the purchase cost was approximately $3M and would have required what was estimated at the time to be about an additional $2M in renovations.

    • What secured the Festival building now is the Skogen’s generously gifting the building to the Boys and Girls Club with an additional lead gift for renovation of the building.

  • Will the new facility be called the Holmen Area Community Center?

    • The name of the facility has yet to be determined.

  • What will happen to funds already donated to the HACC?

    • Funds and pledges generated before the July 24th announcement of the Skogen gift will be used to support the renovation and development of the community spaces in old Festival building

  • How can I support the project with my donation or pledge to the campaign?

    • Send your donation to Box 394, Holmen, WI  54636

    • Contribute or pledge on line at : www.Holmencc.org and donate via PayPal or credit card

  • Can I make a multi-year pledge to support the project?

    • Pledges can be made for up to a three year period.

  • What type of programming space will be included in the facility?

    • The areas included in the building will include space for the BCG, the School District of Holmen, retirees and the community. The center will include spaces for  arts/crafts, music, recreation, dance, a gym, retiree meals and social space,  as well as space for community services.

  • Can the gym be used by other community organizations?

    • Yes, when not being utilized by the Boys and Girls Club or the School District.

  • Will the facility receive any funding from La Crosse County, the Village of Holmen, the Town of Holland and the Town of Onalaska?

    • The Village of Holmen has already pledged dollars in support of programs and services for retirees. La Crosse County has pledged dollars toward facility development. The Townships will be encouraged to support the on-going delivery of programs within their respective budgets.

  • What else can I do to support the project?

    • In addition to monetary contributions, please consider ways to support programming by volunteering, offering services or talents to advance the project (i.e. grant writing, experience with youth, etc.)

  • How will long term funds be raised by the Holmen area to sustain costs to support the Center?

    • As with all not for profit organizations, annual funding requires community support. There will be ongoing need for special fundraising activities or functions, grant applications, fees for services, community financial supports, collaborative partnerships, etc.

 

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