Lagging donations raise community center bond
October 2, 2008 · Updated 1:18 PM
SNOQUALMIE - The proposed Snoqualmie Community Center has found itself the latest casualty in a weak economy that has plagued fund-raising efforts across the nation.
Volunteers on the Snoqualmie Community Center Committee gave a report at the Monday, Aug. 26, City Council meeting that outlined how many donations the group had received.
The goal had been to raise $1.5 million toward the proposed $9.7 million community center. The committee hoped $750,000 of that would be in the bank by the time a $7 million bond levy was voted on in November.
But as the fund-raising campaign reached its halfway point in August, committee members said they had raised a little under $100,000. That caused them to lower the November goal to $500,000.
The City Council, in turn, introduced an ordinance that would increase the bond levy to $8.5 million to shoulder more of the cost of the community center.
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