The Grand River Multipurpose Center fund drive has received a total pledge amount of $224,360 as of Friday, March 10.

The Grand River Multipurpose Center fund drive has received a total pledge amount of $224,360 as of Friday, March 10. “The citizens of Chillicothe continue to support worthy local causes with unmatched generosity and we can all be proud of our community,” said Ron Wilder, who is assisting with the fund drive. The goal is $400,000, and the committee promoting the fund drive is in the process of mailing brochures and pledge cards to individuals and businesses in Livingston County explaining the project to retire the loan on the building at 607 Old Highway 36, make needed repairs, and provide an emergency fund for future needs. “We feel the current facility will serve the community for several years but we are also exploring long term possibilities including a senior services campus which would not only include the center but other agencies and businesses serving seniors such as housing, long term health care, medical facilities and government agencies,” Wilder said. “This is a lengthy process and we need a dependable facility to serve our older citizens while planning continues for the future.” If you have not received a brochure, you may call the center at 646-1555 and a brochure can be mail to you or you may stop by the facility and pick one up. If you would like to send a donation you can mail the check to Grand River Multi-Purpose Center, PO Box 312, Chillicothe, Mo. 64601.