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Gus Grissom Memorial, Becky Skillman To Speak

Last updated on Monday, July 13, 2009

(MITCHELL) - This upcoming Saturday will be the unveiling of the newly remodeled Gus Grissom Memorial.

Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman will be speaking at the opening at 10:00 AM.

Gus Grissom was part of the seven Mercury astronauts and second American man in space.

His childhood home which was also in the remodeling process hopes to be finished by 2010.

It is being remodeled by the Virgil I Grissom Memorial Inc.; the non-profit company is still in need of furniture and money donations.

Those who donate $50 or more will receive an original wood shingles from Grissom's home with a certificate of authenticity.

So far the company has completed re-plastering the walls, replacing the heating and cooling system, refinished the wood floors, and tiled the kitchen floor as well as well as wallpapered the walls.

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