Ribbon cutting to be held at Ft. Kaskaskia

RIBBON CUTTING TO BE HELD–A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the restored shelter house at Ft. Kaskaskia on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. Pictured is the dedication plaque that will be placed at the shelter.

Randolph County Commissioner Marc Kiehna was happy to give an update on the Ft. Kaskaskia shelter house project.

Kiehna noted that the construction should be wrapping up this week as crews work on the final electrical and masonry touches.

The shelter construction is moving along nicely,” he stated. “Greg Birchler of Gateway FS informed us they plan to be finished by Friday, Oct. 19.”

As work should be completed this week, a ribbon cutting for the restored shelter house has been planned for next week.

We have received confirmation that Governor Rauner will be in Randolph County on Wednesday, Oct. 24 for a ribbon cutting at the Ft. Kaskaskia shelter house,” Kiehna reported. “We have set the ceremony for 5 p.m.”

He continued, “During the ceremony we will be thanking the donors who generously gave for the reconstruction as well as the contractors who worked on the shelter. Representatives joining the governor for the ribbon cutting will be the Randolph County Commissioners, Illinois Department of Natural Resources representatives, members of the Randolph County Historical Society and representatives from the Community Foundation of Randolph County.”

The public is invited to attend the ceremony and it is suggested that visitors bring lawn chairs for comfort.