Black Hills Energy Corporation recently committed support to the improvement of the old fire station/jail restoration project that is a part of the FFA Historical & Ag Museum complex, based on the company’s belief that the future depends on healthy, vibrant communities. To that end, Black Hills Energy  makes donations for civic, cultural, social and charitable purposes in the communities it serves.

“We feel very fortunate to be the recipient of their support,” noted Sherry Sheffler, Museum Board President.

“Black Hills Energy is an outstanding example of a company that invests in the communities they serve.”

“The La Porte City FFA Historical and Ag Museum was founded in 1970 by a group of FFA students in a circa 1880’s fire station and jail house. It was the first FFA Museum established in Iowa,” said Sheffler.

“We have been working diligently since 2007 to develop a plan for the repair and restoration of these buildings. This upgrade (addition of heating and cooling to the restored fire station/jail) is a crucial part of the restoration project and is only possible with contributions like this.”

COMMUNITY AND MUSEUM SUPPORT - Black Hills Energy representative Eric Spellerberg (right) presents on a $3,000.00 check to FFA Historical & Ag Museum Director Jan Erdahl to help fund installation of a heating and cooling system for the newly renovated Fire Station/Jail on Chestnut Street. Photo by Mary Bauer.

COMMUNITY AND MUSEUM SUPPORT – Black Hills Energy representative Eric Spellerberg (right) presents on a $3,000.00 check to FFA Historical & Ag Museum Director Jan Erdahl to help fund installation of a heating and cooling system for the newly renovated Fire Station/Jail on Chestnut Street. Photo by Mary Bauer.