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Attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Riverside Town and Country Club last week were, left to right, above: Ron Smith, volunteer; Ben Gjere, former board member; Gina Zierke, former board member; Mike McNerney, current board member; Jake Lee, current board member; Amy Smith, current board member; Matt Armon, former board member.

The Riverside Town and Country Club Board of Directors has made a series of upgrades to the clubhouse at the 101-year-old golf course.

And, those improvements continue with another project – a new handicapped accessible entrance that will include a new chair lift.

Last Tuesday, June 7, they held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new addition to the clubhouse.

“Our clubhouse improvement plan was called Project 21 and started seven years ago,” said Board Member Mike McNerney. “This was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Riverside Town and Country Club in 2021.”

McNerney pointed out that over the past seven years they have been able to accomplish many of the goals of Project 21, including a total clubhouse renovation, banquet hall renovation, new patio, new asphalt by starter box #1. and new handicapped bathrooms.

“However, due to COVID-19, we did not meet our overall goal,” McNerney said. “But now we are able to move forward with our plans and have that first ground breaking for the new handicapped accessible entrance, which will also allow our members and guests to access both levels of the building without having to leave. building.”

The new main entrance will be located at the northwest corner of the current building. There is mechanical equipment located there that will be locked in a fenced area.

The vestibule inside the new front doors will have room for coats, stairs to a landing, and the door that opens to the chair lift that can access the main level and the basement.

Fundraising for the new entry is underway and anyone interested in donating is asked to contact the Riverside Town and Country Club or Mike McNerney.

Proceeds from the club’s big fundraiser of the year, Riverpalooza, will also contribute to the costs.

Construction is expected to start in July.

“Completing all of these projects was one of the directors’ goals, to revitalize the clubhouse with the intention of keeping Riverside viable for generations to come,” McNerney said.

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