Groundbreaking for River Arts Center addition to Sauk Prairie High School


PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. – Work is underway on an addition to the River Arts Center at Sauk Prairie High School.

The school community held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday afternoon for the Leola Hall addition to the performing arts center. The facility, named after philanthropist Leola “Lea” Culver, will serve as a “black box” that can fulfill a number of uses, Culver said.

“It’s basically an empty box. We can put bleachers and chairs there, we can do little mini-performances there in front of an audience, we can build sets there for stage performances, we can have community meetings there, cook breakfast there if we want,” she said.

Rendering of Leola Hall

A rendering of the future Leola Hall.

The establishment should open at the end of June.

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Tuesday’s groundbreaking comes just over a month after another ceremony marking the start of a project to build a new agricultural education center at the school. This project should be completed in the spring.

William E. Bennett