Vets Club fund near $145,000

With the completion of a major fundraising event in February, the Albion Veterans Club Building Fund was nearing the $145,000 mark in total contributions by Monday, March 2.

The fund drive has gained $9,774 since the last report on Jan. 30, and the total currently stands at $144,774. That leaves about $55,000 to be raised to meet the final goal of $200,000.

Interior work on the new building is reaching the final stages. The ceiling was being installed early this week, and preparations were being made to install the tile floor.

The goal of opening in late March could be met if weather allows completion of the concrete sidewalk and ramp that will allow handicapped access to the building.