• Herring Hotel Update

    As Seen in the 2018 ILHA Spring Newsletter
    By Jan Gammon, LHHB Coordinator Prairie Rivers of Iowa

    The Herring Hotel in Belle Plaine has been abuzz with activity lately.The Herring Hotel received an emergency Historical Resource Development Program (HRDP) grant to help put a temporary roof covering on the Hotel.Thanks to Dan Friedman’s crew and Freidman Farm Supply for completing this high roof cover.

    At the last ILHA meeting, the group voted to apply for a national Lincoln Highway Association Endowment Fund grant to help with structural repairs in anticipation of putting on a new roof in 2019. The application has been sent in and we will find out at the national conference in June if this ILHA project will be awarded funds.

    Bob Ausberger and Allan Richards are committed to help and advise on the project. They have spent a large amount of time in Belle Plaine to help clean out debris in anticipation of Spring. They plan to do more structural repairs as the weather gets warmer.

    You can follow the progress on the Herring Hotel website, www.herringhotel.org, or their Facebook page. Be sure to attend their fundraising event,“The Swellest Little SpringTea on the Lincoln Highway” on Saturday, April 28 at 2 PM in the First Lutheran Church.

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