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Church Street project under way

Ingram Construction, the general contractor for the renovation of the Church Street School, has begun work on the historic building, which is being modernized for use as a cultural arts center.

The City of Andalusia and the Andalusia Ballet are partnering for the project, in which the ballet will contribute $500,000 for the restoration project and will be the managing tenant once the project is done.

The Andalusia Ballet is continuing to raise money for the project and has an opportunity to earn matching funds this week from Modern Woodmen of America.

Modern Woodmen has made a commitment to match up to $2,500 in contributions to the Andalusia Ballet for engraved bricks and cornerstones sold by Dec. 31.

The engraveable bricks are $100 and cornerstones are $500. Checks should be made to Andalusia Ballet Association, Inc. and are tax deductible. Forms may be picked up at Andalusia Ballet, City Hall and the Andalusia Star-News for designation of the wording to be engraved.