Improvements on Geneva school building continue as annual fall market approaches

Greg Forbes


This fall’s Geneva Market will feature a new outdoor spot for shoppers to kick up their feet and enjoy a bite to eat.
For the last four years, the Geneva Betterment Committee has worked to renovate the old Geneva school into a community center and headquarters for the bi-annual market.
Improvements so far include a renovated kitchen and dining area, remodeled men’s and women’s bathroom, several new windows and new roofs. The newest project tackled by the Betterment Committee is an outdoor concrete patio sheltered by a roof.
Tonya Sanders, Vice President of the Geneva Betterment Committee, said that the patio will serve as a seating and dining area for shoppers.
All the improvements, Sanders said, carry a variety of purposes for both the committee and the community. She said one goal is to make the school a comfortable, functional home for the market. Another idea behind the renovations is to eventually offer the building a self-sustaining community center that can be rented out for events.
Sanders said she’s pleased with the progress made on the building so far and the success of the markets and comments from guests reflect that the mission has been a success.
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