The Roseville Community Center not only serves as a meeting place for the community, but also as a facility to provide free health screenings for seniors, a voting precinct, an emergency shelter and much more. But with last winter's harsh temperatures, the facility's 20-year-old furnaces took a beating.
"During the winter time it was horrible. So since December, we've been down one furnace and they're not very efficient so we need to replace those as soon as possible," said board member of the Roseville Community Center, Heidi Milner.
Replacing the furnace will cost $6,400, and with an average utility bill of $11,000 each month, Milner and the other board members have planned a benefit on June 7 from 5 p.m. to midnight. Admission to the benefit will be $10 per person.
"We just would ask any local businesses, any local organizations, groups, money is hard to come by nowadays. So even if they could rent the facility for their next business meeting or if they could donate an item for the silent auction, that would be great."
Board member and lifelong resident of Roseville, Robyn Morrison, said the board has worked together as a "family" to keep the community center open and said planning the benefit has taken hard work. All are welcome to attend, and for more information you can call the Roseville Community Center at 740-697-0633