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Ground will be broken today on a new parking lot at the DeWitt County Friendship Center and leadership is very happy for what it will mean for the community's seniors.


Last Friday, Executive Director of the DeWitt County Friendship Center Paul Jiles announced she would be using funds saved from the Friendship Center to forego waiting on state dollars and would install a new parking lot on the south side of the property.


Friendship Center Board President Leon Owens says area seniors should be very excited about this development.



Camille Redman serves on the Friendship Center Board and calls it long overdue. She believes this will make the Friendship Center more attractive to those who may not be coming out because of the limited parking.



Jiles reminds she is foregoing the funding that has been held at the State level for the last four to five years. The Pritzker administration froze funds promised from the previous administration and those have yet to be released.



The parking lot is targeting completion at the end of the week. Other than chances of rain Wednesday afternoon, it is looking like the weather should be cooperative to get the work done in that time. 

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