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ROCK SPRINGS - Voters in the Eden Valley Improvement District have approved a $4 million bond issue to build a community center that will replace a building that first opened in 1934.

Roxanne Tomich, a member of the building committee, says organizers hope to break ground on the new building next summer. It will serve the sparsely populated northwestern Sweetwater County areas of Farson and Eden.

Tomich says the building will accommodate up to 500 people for meetings and is intended to serve as a location for everything from meetings to dances, weddings and fundraisers.

The former community hall was first built in 1934, burned in 1938 and was rebuilt in 1939.

The bond approved by voters Tuesday will mean an annual tax increase of $33.25 for property with assessed value of $100,000, according to the district board.

Tomich says the new center will have greatly improved kitchen and bathroom facilities.

On the net, Farson-Eden Community Center, http://fecommunitycenter.com/index.html

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