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Columbia City receives $45K grant

SPOTLIGHT FILE PHOTO - Columbia City received a $45,000 grant this week to help fund improvements on the city's 90-year-old Community Hall. The grant funds come from the Ford Family Foundation.Columbia City received a $45,000 grant from the Ford Family Foundation on Tuesday, Oct. 11, to help fund the city’s Community Hall remodel.

The city has been fundraising to complete projects in the 90-year-old building through a capital campaign called “Community Hall — A Legacy to Treasure.” Total renovation costs are estimated to exceed $150,000, which includes upgrades to the kitchen area, bathrooms, adding storage under the stage and replacing basketball hoops.