The Bright Side
The construction of the new Walworth County Health and Human Services Building in Elkhorn is ahead of schedule.
Construction of the new 77,500 square foot building has been underway for a little over a year and is progressing quickly. The contractor’s completion date for the building is November 22, 2019, but they anticipate being done November 8, 2019. They are approximately 85% complete, and well within budget.
The exterior of the building is also nearing completion, with the parking lot construction well underway. The second floor is also nearing completion, with a final cleaning scheduled for the end of September, followed by the delivery of furniture, fixtures, and equipment by late October. All major mechanical equipment, such as; the boilers, pumps, and air handles have been placed in the building. The move-in target date is Saturday, December 7, 2019, for all personnel. While construction continues on the new building the fate of the existing building remains uncertain. Potential uses and options are still being explored and discussed. Some suggestions have been made about making it an additional mental health facility, a domestic abuse shelter, or even just razing the building. Time will tell what the county decides.
Pearce Farms will be hosting this year’s Alice in Dairyland fundraiser Sunday, September 22nd.
This year’s theme is “Taste the Wonders of Walworth County,” and is being co-hosted by the ‘Alice in Dairyland’ planning committee, the Elkhorn FFA Alumni, and Pearce’s Farm Stand. The farm-to-table event will be a five-course meal featuring the flavors of local farmers and producers. All proceeds will go toward covering the production costs related to hosting the 73rd “Alice in Dairyland” and then the remainder to charity. Tickets are $78 per person and include two drinks. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for social hour, and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.
Fishing is Good
Featured image by Venture Architects of Milwaukee