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Taylorville Kiwanis Hear About Downtown Building Renovation and Business Relocation at Weekly Meeting

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the restoration of a downtown Taylorville building for the new location of the Fur Love Charitable Resale Shop, at their weekly meeting on Tuesday at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.  


Program speaker was Steve Craggs, chairman of the Small Town Taylorville Committee, who spoke on the “Journey of Renovation” on the former Cohens Men’s Store on the square, and moving of the Fur Love Charitable Resale Shop operated by Craggs and his wife Sheryl to that location.


   The 2 founded the resale shop last year at a different location on West Main Cross, to raise funds for a 24-hundred square foot addition to the Christian County Animal Control property as animals are a passion of theirs.


The Craggs’ are moving the Fur Love Shop to the former Betty Rose Furniture building, originally built as Cohens Men’s Store in 1892, on the southwest corner of the Taylorville square that they purchased from Lee and Diane Skinner in November of 2023.  The Skinners had begun renovating the property.


Steve Craggs shared with the Kiwanis club a slide presentation of renovating the 14-thousand-square-foot structure, including the uncovering of many unique features of the structure.   Craggs hopes to have Fur Love’s moved to the new location in the next 60 days or less.


The public is reminded of the 75th annual community Easter Egg Hunt that the Kiwanis Club will again be a sponsor of; the April 6th Kiwanis Park Clean-Up Day from 9 til noon; and the Kiwanis Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Saturday, April 27th at the Moose Lodge which is one of the club’s biggest fund-raisers to assist children and youth in the community.


The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.  Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Moose Lodge.  For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.

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