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Private donations, including $1 million from the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Foundation, funded construction of the community center.
New facility is up and running

MALVERN - It’s been a long time coming, but the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center is officially open for business.

Two events - the annual Mills County 4-H Awards Program on Oct. 29 and a forum hosted by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey on Monday evening - have given the public its first opportunities to see the $2.75 million facility in person.