The City of Templeton is acquiring the former Sacred Heart School in Templeton, which will be renovated and transformed into the new "Templeton Community Center". The school was originally built in 1963 and closed in 2003 when the Holy Trinity School System was merged into the Kuemper Catholic School System. The building has been used for many community functions over the years, but an exciting plan is now in place to repurpose the facility into a fully-functioning community center. The plan was first revealed to the Templeton Community on March 25, 2012 and can be viewed here.
A Unique Opportunity
The need for a community center in Templeton has been long-discussed, and many possibilities and options have been explored. This is a great opportunity to transform a local landmark into a spacious, multi-purpose gathering and recreation facility that will be the envy of west central Iowa. The school is well-built, sound, and has a favorable layout that, with the right updates and modifications, can be transformed into a premier facility to serve the community for generations to come. The community center will also provide opportunities to bring more people to Templeton and become a catalyst for continued future growth.
The proposed design and improvements will have all the features of a true community center. The signature aspect is the new banquet hall that will be transformed from the former classroom and office areas, which will seat 450. The entire building will be updated and modernized and once completed, the facility will be capable of hosting numerous types of events including weddings, conferences, banquets, and athletic events.
At $1.4 million, this is a very ambitious project, but Templeton is known for its determination. This project is important and worthwhile. Templeton is growing, the future is bright, and this project is an investment in our future. It will take a major financial commitment from many, which is why we are asking for your contribution. We are well on our way towards reaching our goal, but we need your help to close the gap and make this great project a reality. Please take a few moments to tour this site and learn more about the project. If you would like to help, please click here.
Community Center Manager
|Denise Irlbeck||Telephone (712) 669-3394 or (563) 380-5806|
|Capital Campaign Chairpersons|
|Dave & Carol Friedman||Gary & Charlene Rupiper|
|Tom & Teresa Horbach|
|Mark Bauer||Glen Irlbeck|
|Joe Behrens||Dave Klocke|
|Ken Behrens||Bill Prebeck|
|Chris Danner||Karen Prebeck|
|Doyle Engelen||Dave Schoeppner|
|Don Irlbeck||Pat Snyder|