LONGVILLE -- The city of Longville and the Longville Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the completion of the downtown street renovation and replacement of the old sewer lines from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday in downtown Longville.
The city's 11-month street renovation and city sewer line replacement project was completed during the last week in June. The main street features wider sidewalks and uniform curbs and gutters on both sides of the street plus the addition of street lights, benches, flags and flagpoles.
Dave Millerbend, who owns a street light company in Winsted and has a home in the Longville area, gave the city a reduced price on the lights and flagpoles. The Longville Lions Club donated the downtown benches.
A grant of $222,000 from the USDA Rural Development Agency and a loan of $438,000 from the same agency funded the sewer replacement project. The city took out a loan for $226,000 to complete the project. Funds also came from Cass County.
The Saturday event will begin at 4 p.m. when the Docksider hosts an outdoor wine tasting. At 5 p.m. representatives who worked on the project will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony in an area between the Docksider and Longville Post Office.
The chamber and city will host a variety of family events Saturday night, which is the usual date for the chamber's annual Family Fun Night. The chamber also will have turtle races.
From 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Bemidji D.J. Okey Dokey Dancin' will provide music for a street dance.
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