Century receives a $3.225 million gift for its centers

Gov. Desantis, Rep. Salzman present funds

On Friday, April 8, Century Mayor Ben Boutwell met with State Rep. Michelle Salzman and Gov. Ron Desantis in Indian Pass, Fla., and was presented a check to the town of Century for $3.255 million to renovate and upgrade the town's two community centers. The money is funded through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) as part of the Community Development Block Grant-COVID (CDBG-CV) program to promote economic development following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Proposed upgrades to both the Carver Community Center and the Community Center on Highway 4 (Ag Building) include bringing the...