This Friday the Town of Crawford, Crawford Town Council and Friends of Crawford Town Hall will host an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of the completion of renovation and historic preservation of the Town Hall building.
The building, located at 425 Highway 92, began in 1913 as the replacement structure for the original 1906 schoolhouse, which was destroyed by a fire. The school closed in the 1980s and since then has served as a community center, library, and its current incarnation as the town hall.
Cake and refreshments will be served, and tours of the facilities will be offered.
Festivities begin at 2 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for 3 p.m., at which time special recognition will be given to some of the people who made the project possible.
The clock is ticking. The Delta Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) has 120 days to reach agreement with the taxing entities it's asking to help fund a gateway project near the intersection of Highways 50 and 92. Half that time has elapsed, and there is no Plan B, city manager David Torgler emphasized during a meeting with taxing entities Monday.