Revitalizing an Illinois town by restoring a historic building as an activities center

A local group is aiming to restore a 77-year-old building to its former glory as a center of activity for the community.

Sublette-365, a nonprofit founded a few years ago to promote village projects and events, is looking to raise $75,000 to renovate the Sublette Community Building, which was built in 1939.

Our goal is getting the building back in the shape it needs to be in,” said organization President Nick Dinges, lieutenant with the Sublette Fire Department. “It’s somewhere for people to gather, and it’s an important piece of our community, our history.

Interest in restoring the building began several years before the fundraising campaign, when a group of residents donated $8,000 to repaint the interior and refinish the auditorium floor.

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