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West Michigan Archery Center nears completion
West Michigan Archery Center nears completion

ALGOMA TOWNSHIP,  Mich.--   The heat is on and the finishing touches are being made to the West Michigan Archery Center in Kent County.

The $1.15 million facility is located on 10 Mile Road in the Art Van Sports Park.  Crews with Rockford-based McIntyre Builders began construction last September. They’ve just completed drywall and trim, and hope to obtain occupancy permits within the next couple months.

The facility, which will serve as a Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) site, will be open to the public at minimal costs.  The grounds will also include outdoor and 3D fields. 

With contributions from the Easton Sports Development Foundation, Michigan DNR trust fund and many other local sponsors, Secretary Josh Zuiderveen says the nonprofit archery association  and Algoma Township have covered about $850,000 of project costs. The group is looking for an additional $270,000 to complete the work.  People interested in donating can visit the West Michigan Archery Center website for more information.

Zuiderveen says no date has been set for the grand opening just yet, but developers hope to have the facility open by early to mid-summer.