An anonymous donor has pledged to match all gifts toward the Sully County Courthouse dome restoration project received by June 1 up to $90,000 according to the Sully County Historical Society.
Since their initial meeting in November 2020, members of the Sully County Historical Society have worked to fund restoration of the courthouse decorations that have been lost from view for more than five decades. When the match is successfully met, the SCHS will be halfway to their $360,000 fundraising goal for restoring the stained glass and artwork in the courthouse dome.
Several fundraisers are planned for the coming weeks in order to meet the matching gift challenge. The next fundraiser, a BBQ meal and pie/dessert auction, will be held on Wednesday, March 31 at the Phoenix Center. As an added incentive, one winning bidder will also go home with an 870 Express Youth Shotgun which has been donated to the Committee by the Austin Gross family.
Contributors of $360, 1/10 of 1% of the total cost of the project, will be honored and memorialized on plaques to be installed in the courthouse rotunda, very near to the restorations being made.
The committee encourages anyone considering making a contribution to essentially double their donation by making it prior to June 1.
Contributions can be mailed to the Sully County Historical Society; % Treasurer Lew Robbennolt; PO Box 121; Agar, SD 57520.