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Perryville veterans plaza planned after generous donation

Recently, the museum received a one million dollar anonymous donation towards a new facility. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) Recently, the museum received a one million dollar anonymous donation towards a new facility. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
The city of Perryville plans to donate around 7 acres of land for the project. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) The city of Perryville plans to donate around 7 acres of land for the project. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
Ideally, they'd like to see the facility open on Memorial Day in 2017. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) Ideally, they'd like to see the facility open on Memorial Day in 2017. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
While the generous donation is a big step, organizers say they will need nearly $1.2 million dollars more to complete the project. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS) While the generous donation is a big step, organizers say they will need nearly $1.2 million dollars more to complete the project. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS)
"All the entities that are involved in this are concerned more for our veterans and community more than anything else." said Mike Lundy, museum president. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS "All the entities that are involved in this are concerned more for our veterans and community more than anything else." said Mike Lundy, museum president. (Source: Sherae Honeycutt, KFVS
PERRYVILLE, MO (KFVS) -

In Perryville, Missouri a generous donation is the first step towards a big project for the Perry County Military History Museum.

But, it's not enough.

Recently, it received a $1 million anonymous donation towards a new facility.

While the generous donation is a big step, organizers say they will need nearly $1.2 million more to complete the project.

Museum President, Mike Lundy, said they can't make it happen without the community's help.

"Hopefully we can get the community's support. We need this. This is for the community, and it can't become a reality unless they partner up with us and help support what we're trying to do here," explained Lundy. "All the entities that are involved in this are concerned more for our veterans and community more than anything else. And now what we're asking is - community, help us please."

The group wants to create what's called a Community Improvement District. 

If that happens, property owners in the district would then vote on a small sales tax to help pay for the museum and other projects.

The city of Perryville plans to donate around 7 acres of land for the project.

Ideally, they'd like to see it open on Memorial Day in 2017.

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