'Lark' project progressing one floor at a time

Standing amid the construction at The Lark, (from left) Liz
Halsted, president of The Lark board of directors, Scott
Kvols, Pinnacle Bank's Market President in Hastings, board
member Kaleena Fong, Lark Director Robin Harrell, and
members of The Lark's capital campaign committee Colleen
Adam and Chuck Shoemaker pose for a photo Thursday.
Pinnacle Bank recently made a donation toward the concert
and event venue's renovations.

The historic, impressive steel beams that line the building at 809 W. Second St. in downtown Hastings represent the structural foundation of "The Lark," a future concert and events venue that will open its doors this fall.

The project as a whole, however, has a larger, underlying foundation of community support that has kept the project's finances, construction and overall vision on track since the building campaign began in 2011, said Robin Harrell, Lark director.

And earlier this month, the venture received an additional beam of support from Pinnacle Bank Hastings, which gave a $60,000 gift that marks the project's largest donation from a private corporation to date.

The Lark committee has raised a total of $875,000 of the $1.2 million necessary to execute its three-year capital campaign, which was launched Jan. 1.

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