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Fairview dance hall gets new name
Published on December 20, 2010 at 07:39AM
(FAIRVIEW) – The restored historic dance hall in Fairview was dedicated Saturday during the city’s annual Shining Star Awards program. The old Fairview dance hall enjoyed its heyday during the 1930’s, ‘40’s and ‘50’s and was recently restored due to funds granted from the Eccles Foundation, along with grants and loans. Longtime Fairview resident and owner of CentraCom, Eddie Cox, oversaw the restoration and choked up as he shook hands with Cliff Wheeler, president of North Bend Entertainers, the group that founded and sponsored the ceremony and held fundraisers to pay for repairs to the building.
The building is now known as the “Lionel L. and Clista Lasson Peterson Dance Hall”. Lionel Peterson, a banker and his wife, Clista, were prominent citizens in the community in the ‘30’s through the ‘60’s and were the parents of Cleone Eccles, whose husband, Spencer F. Eccles, is chairman of the Eccles Foundation, who donated $500,000 to the restoration.
An $800,000 grant and a $200,000 loan from the state’s Community Impact Board, were also obtained for the restoration.