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TAYLORVILLE — The Wright family, owners of Wright’s Furniture & Flooring, officially broke ground on the new Wright Family Center which is set to open next fall. Pictured from left are: Alex Wright, Tom Wright, Linda Wright, John Wright, Ruth Wright, Tammy Wright, Taylor Wright, Devin Wright.
New Community Center is set to open in the fall of 2023
DIETERICH, Ill. — The Wright family, owners of Wright’s Furniture & Flooring, officially broke ground on the new Wright Family Center which is set to open next fall.
The Wright family, which has been long-time advocates for the project, purchased the naming rights for the center this spring, naming it the Wright Family Center. It will provide a place in the community for people to exercise, join group activities and utilize childcare. The facility is located adjacent to Dieterich Unit 30 K-12 School.
“Our family has always cared about the development of the Dieterich community and this is a project that we know will make a tremendous difference in our community,” said John Wright, president of Wright’s Furniture and Flooring. “Wright’s Furniture & Flooring has been around for 130 years, and our success wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our community. This is our way of giving back.”
The community center is a shared project with the Village of Dieterich and many other agencies, volunteers and businesses including Wright’s Furniture & Flooring. The group has been working together since Fall 2019 to fund and build the center.
Wright Family Center will provide a student daycare for up to 50 children, a 24-hour multi-purpose fitness center, three community rooms, a fitness center, an indoor walking track, a full-size basketball court, and more.
“We are excited to see how this project will transform the lives of families in Dieterich,” said Chairman of Wright’s Furniture, Tom Wright. “This center will help fill a much-needed gap in childcare in our area and will help alleviate the need that has grown within the last few years.”
The state of Illinois has provided a $2 million dollar grant to the new community center. The center has currently raised $500,000 from various businesses, organizations and people in the community. Those interested in donating can go to wrightfamilycenter.com.
Wright’s Furniture & Flooring is a fifth-generation family-owned business that is celebrating its 133rd anniversary this year. Wright’s Furniture & Flooring features a large selection of quality living room, bedroom, dining room, home office, home accents, entertainment, commercial and custom furniture as well as a wide selection of flooring. The business also offers interior design services in its Dieterich, Robinson and Taylorville locations and window treatments through its Wright at Home store in Effingham.
For more information about Wright’s Furniture, visit www.wrightsfurniture.com or call 800-214-0588..