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April 25, 2014

Stone House open houses set for May

BENTONSPORT — Two open houses will be conducted at the historic Stone House in Bentonsport.

On May 5, major donors and contractors involved in the building’s renovation will be recognized. On May 11, the general public is invited. Both open houses will be from 2-4 p.m.

Those who attend will see the amazing transformation. In one year, the Bentonsport landmark has gone from an empty shell to a year-round community center, and a $165,00 grand from Iowa Great Places made it possible. Additional grants from the Van Buren Foundation, the Community Foundation of Van Buren County, The Bentonsport Improvement Association and the William M. and Donna J. Hoaglin Foundation, as well as private donations, covered the rest of the $200,000 total cost.

In renovating the Stone House, the Bentonsport Improvement Association paid meticulous attention to the historically accurate roofing, windows, doors and interior millwork. The building is handicapped accessible with a kitchen, restrooms and meeting space for up to 120 persons.

Events already scheduled at the Stone House include a quilt show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 24 as well as admission-free talks on Iowa history at 2 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month. Stone Villages School classes and wedding receptions have also been scheduled.

To rent the historic Stone House for meetings, receptions or exhibitions, call 319-592-3222.

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