Now that most of the funds for the Lake Maxinkuckee Amphitheater have been gathered, officials can move forward with making the plan a reality.
Culver Town Manager Jonathan Leist told the town council last week that the plans for the construction phase of the project will be presented this week. Construction may begin in October of this year and be complete in April of 2018.
A little over $45,000 was gathered in the recent crowdfunding fundraising campaign for a matching grant worth $30,000 from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. The project also has grant support from the Marshall County Community Foundation in the amount of $25,000.
The preliminary plans for the Lake Maxinkuckee Amphitheater call for four rows of tiered grass seating with concrete retaining walls. Additional open seating areas would be available around the stage and under trees. When complete, outdoor concerts will be featured along with movie nights, dances, small stage shows and presentations. The area can also be used as a place to relax with friends and family.