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La Crescent Event Center still looking for donations from public

Brad Williams

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The new Event Center in La Crescent may be complete and open for business, but it’s still busy raising money to pay off the costs of construction. 

A donor, who wants to stay anonymous, is offering to match $500,000 in new donations to the center. 

The new campaign, called “Let’s Finish It,” has raised $200,000. 

Its goal is to collect the remaining $300,000 before the end of the year, in order to get the matching donation. 

The Event Center near Highway 61 replaced the old La Crescent American Legion Hall, and includes a new Best Western Hotel on the site.

About three dozen nonprofit events have been held at the center since its grand opening in May, hosting about 8,000 guests.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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