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For the last year, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center has been hard at work quietly raising funds for a new wooden floor in the Osborn/Woods Hall, one of their two great halls.  With the support of private donors, businesses, Nevada City, Nevada County and Nevada City Chamber of Commerce they have raised 85% of their goal.  The Miners Foundry is reaching out to help make this much needed facility improvement a reality for the community to use and enjoy for generations to come.

A new dance floor means more dancing, more events, more workshops, more fun for the entire community!

DEADLINE: Hurry! Donations of any amount are welcome. There is a deadline of February 4th for those who donate $1,000 or more and will have the name of their choice imprinted on the floor.

Every little bit helps in making this floor a reality for the community. Everyone who donates will be invited to the Miners Foundry Open House & Party for the Floor.

MILLENNIUM CLUB MEMBER ($1,000)

  • Your named on the floor
  • One Osborn/Woods Poster
  • Two tickets valued $20 each to any Foundry-produced performance
  • An invitation to the Miners Foundry Open House for the Floor
  • You will be included in all Miners Foundry signage thanking our sponsors of this important Dance Floor project
  • The personal satisfaction of helping improve the historic treasure that is the Miners Foundry

To make a tax-deductible donation you can do so online here or simply call (530) 265-5040. You can also mail in your donation to Miners Foundry, attn: Osborn/Woods Hall Floor, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA, 95959. For questions or additional information please contact Gretchen Bond at (530) 265-5040 or Gretchen@minersfoundry.org

Why we need a new floor:

A WOODEN FLOOR IS NEEDED IN THE OSBORN/WOODS HALL BECAUSE:

  • The existing floor is rough, industrial concrete left over from the time when the room was a machine shop
  • The concrete is dark and uncomfortable for standing and dancing

A WOOD FLOOR WILL:

  • Beautify the Hall – lightening the room, improve acoustics
  • Attract more musical events that involve dancing
  • Provide an elegant space for dinner dances, night-club-style events and dinner theatre
  • Expand rental business to include more daytime uses such as exercise or dance classes
  • The floor will fulfill the vision outlined in Miners Foundry Strategic Plan: Become a first-class venue

WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF THE FLOOR PROJECT?

  • Seal and level the existing concrete floor
  • Installing a moisture barrier
  • Installing Kahrs Activity Floor

WHO WILL PERFORM THE WORK?

  • Youngs Carpet One will install the floor, The Board of Trustees will manage the campaign

New Floor Campaign Check In with Youngs Carpet One

We stopped by Youngs Carpet One today to visit with owner Randy Young and his son Morgan.  Youngs Carpet has been instrumental in helping the Foundry select the new wood floor for the Osborn and Woods Hall.  With their guidance we have gone with a Kahrs Activity Floor.  The floor is approved for the global standard for sports floors, DIN, and it is used at major sporting events, such as FISAF World and European Aerobics Championships.  Sounds like it will be perfect for dancing at the Foundry!  In addition to installing the floor, Youngs will seal and level the existing concrete floor and install a moisture barrier.

A new wooden floor is needed in the Osborn/Woods Hall because the existing floor is rough, industrial concrete left over from the time when the room was a machine shop.  It is also uncomfortable for standing and dancing.  A new floor will beautify the hall – lightening the room, improve acoustics, attract more musical events that involve dancing, provide an elegant space for dinner dances, night-club-style events and dinner theatre, expand rental business to include more daytime uses such as exercise or dance classes and the floor will fulfill the vision outlined in Miners Foundry Strategic Plan: Become a first-class venue!

There is still time to donate to the New Floor Campaign.  Donate $1,000 and your name will be imprinted on the floor for generations to see and enjoy. For more information on how you can help to protect and preserve this historic treasure and community asset click here.