Waupun Senior Center Receives $5 Million Grant for New Facility

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WAUPUN — The Waupun Senior Center held an open house Monday morning to announce a grant for the construction of a new senior center facility from the Wisconsin Neighborhood Investment Fund. Mayor Julie Nickel gave a short speech about how much this means for the Waupun community, unveiling the grant check from underneath a Waupun City flag.

The just-under $5 million grant will go towards the construction of a new facility at the location of the former Christian Grade School and James Laird Museum at 520 McKinley St, which was demolished last week. The new building is planned to be several times larger than the current Senior Center location, giving adequate space for all activities and room to expand in the future. The current construction plans expect the new building to be completed by the end of 2023.

In attendance were Alderman Rohn Bishop, Head of Department of Public Works Jeff Daane, Alderman Pete Kazmarski, and City Administrator Kathy Schlieve.

Attendees and staff stand together for group photo with the near five million dollar grant check.
Waupun City Council members and Department Heads pose with the grant check.