DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue, D-Decatur, is applauding Macon County’s receipt of nearly $3.7 million dollars from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to transform Scovill Golf Course Clubhouse and renovate the Macon County Conservation District.
“I am so excited to see the good that will come out of our new senior center and updated conservation district,” said Scherer. “Educating the public about the ecosystems around them and making sure seniors have a place to socialize and receive services is essential.”
Scherer (right) stops for a picture alongside Decatur Park District and IDNR officials.
Scherer worked tirelessly to help ensure that the Macon County Conservation District and Decatur Park District received nearly $3.7 millions from IDNR’s Park and Recreational Facility Construction Act (PARC), which is a part of Gov. Pritzker’s historic Rebuild Illinois capital and infrastructure improvement program. The enhanced facilities at the conservation district will enrich learning opportunities and increase the threshold of guests who can utilize services at a time, and Scovill Golf Clubhouse’s transformation into a senior center will bring new amenities and services to older adults in the area.
“Our families and seniors are some of the most hardworking people in the state, and it is essential that we get what we need to not only survive but thrive,” said Scherer. “I look forward to seeing these projects get underway and the smiles of the people who benefit from the finished facilities.”