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A longtime Orchard landmark is history. Literally.
On Thursday afternoon, the demolition of the Udder Place, which was formerly the Orchard Legion building, took place. Resides stood along Highway 20 watching the pieces of history fall brick by brick, while others sat in the cars. Most took photos and video of the historic moments.
The demolition is part of a project spearheaded by the Orchard Young Men's Club. The club purchased the property last year and according to club treasurer Nate Schwager.
After demolition, the club plans on possibly building a community center on site, if it can raise the funds to do so.
As a non-profit, the club can accept tax deductible donations toward the project, and the Bank of Orchard already cut a hefty $20,000 check to the club shortly after Christmas.
The club said shortly after receiving the donation that it hopes the donation will encourage other businesses and families to offer a monetary donation to the community cause.