(Horicon) A Horicon-based, non-profit presented an update to city officials this week on efforts to restore a nearly century old-pavilion at Discher Park. The Committee of the Whole heard from the Horicon Phoenix Program who said phase one work would begin in early summer and end sometime in September. The structure was starting to show its age and was in danger of being demolished when the group stepped forward with the rehabilitation plan. In the fall, the council approved a bid from DB Reese Builders to begin addressing the foundation, roofing, and the installation of accessibility ramps. Horicon Phoenix Program Executive Director Liz Darner says phase two will begin after Autumn Art on the Marsh in late September and will include restoring the windows as well as painting and sanding the interior and exterior. Darner says early estimates has the cost for phase two work around $25-thousand dollars but she notes that the figure is on the high-side and could change. She says there is an opportunity for area residents to help donate by sponsoring a window for $500. A plaque with the donators name will be placed on the window. Darner says interested individuals should email the group at [email protected] if they want to sponsor a window or to donate.
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