Ione Library Remodel Complete

 

Richard Forster's Project for the 2011-13 year was to renovate a 150+ year old building in

downtown Ione at 25 E. Main Street, which belongs to the Native Sons of the Golden West Parlor 33.

 

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Richard Forster's Project for the 2011-13 year was to renovate a 150+ year old building in downtown Ione at 25 E. Main Street, which belongs to the Native Sons of the Golden West Parlor 33. The project began taking shape in the middle of January 2012 designing and planning the improvements. Finding the money was no easy task; four groups pulled together money enough to begin the work. The Ione Rotary, Friends of the Amador County Library, Native Sons, and local philanthropist combined to raise $16,000.
Local vendors and contractors were cajoled into providing the group with their best public service bids or providing labor while we bought materials. Demolition began May 5th and work continued steadily through the 4th of July. Library hours began July 9th at 10:00AM with the Grand Opening and ribbon cutting set for Thursday July 19th 6:00 to 7:30 PM in conjunction with the Ione Business and Community Association mixer being held at the Native Son Hall behind the Library.