Eclipse Square Stage Getting Covered

An initial rendering of the roof to be put over the stage at Eclipse Square. The design is subject to change.

During the August Prophetstown City Council meeting Mayor Steve Swanson announced that a grant to build a roof over the stage in Eclipse Square has been secured.

Swanson was contacted last October by IL State Representative Tony McCombie and asked if there was a community project that could use some funding. He responded with the idea of getting a roof put on the stage at Eclipse Square.

Swanson said he was given a only a few days to get the pertinent information together and was was able to get a quick estimate on the project, working with Frary Lumber, and submit the request. The cost of the project is estimated to be $27,000. The funds were made available through a Capital Project Grant. 

The stage was built about 5 years ago and is used multiple times each year for various events. Most recently, a summer concert series organized by Winning Wheels. 

McCombie’s district should receive about $420,000, which will be used to help fund twelve community projects throughout the area. 

Depending on schedules, the project may get underway this fall.

One Response

  1. I am soooo happy talked about this on Main Street committees – finally reality!!
    Thank you for all who helped make this possible!

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