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Chamber presents check for EHS FabLab

In the front row (from left to right): technology education instructor Julie Winegar, Ellsworth School Board Vice President Katie Feuerhelm and Ellsworth School Board clerk Sue Beck. Back row: Ellsworth Community School District Superintendent Barry Cain, Ellsworth School Board President Doug Peterson, Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Board President Paul Bauer and Ellsworth High School Principal Mark Stoesz. Photo courtesy of the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce

The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $4,000 to the Ellsworth High School to assist in meeting their FabLab grant matching funds. The donation from the chamber was made possible through their various fundraising activities throughout the year including the Cheese Curd Festival and the Salute to Education Luncheon. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation awarded the district a $25,000 grant in April.

Phase 1 of the FabLab expansion will be complete by March 2018. Phase 2, with a targeted completion date of January 2019, will include the purchase of a larger laser engraver, a 3-D printer and a CNC milling machine.