SHELBYVILLE- Thanks to a community
effort a one-of- a- kind building could be rescued in one Central
Last week we told you there were bids
to demolish the historic Shelbyville Chautauqua building.
It's been in a state of disrepair for
years and expensive insurance forced the city to search for answers.
But since then, there's been a huge
community effort to save it including a facebook group, save our
Chautauqua, which has helped raise awareness and money: 33 thousand
dollars over the past week.
The facebook group founder says people
responded to the building in crisis.
"I think maybe like me we've all
grown up seeing that big round building in the park, but it's one of
those things where you assume nothing will ever happen to it,”says
founder Vonda McConnell
They estimate structural repairs will
cost at least one hundred fifty thousand most of which they've raised
now. A full restoration will cost one point seven million.