Construction of fire barn begins


By Milan Eagle Media

Members of the Milan Historical Society were greeted with beautiful blue skies and comfortable temperatures as they watched the trailer pull in carrying the necessary materials to start construction on the Fire Truck Barn at the Hack House on Friday, September 29, 2017 morning.
“After several years of planning and many months of intensive fundraising, we are finally seeing our dream start to materialize” said Anne Farmer, President of the Milan Historical Society. “The people of this community are unbelievable – with their help and support we have raised $28,000 of the necessary $35,000 for construction of the barn. And it’s not over yet…we are optimistic that more donations will come in once people see the actual building under construction.”
A major fundraiser for us is the donation of $1000 from the Milan Rotary Club from the proceeds of their Bovine Bingo held on the Hack House property each fall. This event and donation has happened for the past 3 years. Also a big boost was the Farm to Table dinner last August where we raised $5000. Additionally, many individuals have given personal checks to help cover the cost.
Saving the old Fire Engine from the scrap yard 45 years ago was the impetus for the formation of the Historical Society. Now we are finally building a final retirement home for the historic relic. This is an important part of Milan history and we are excited visitors arriving this last weekend in September will be able to see the beginning construction and appreciate our local history.

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