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      Iron County community fixing up local landmark

      The Caspian Community Center in Iron County is on the Register of Historic Places. But in recent years, it's begun to deteriorate inside with less and less children entering its doors.

      That is, until a group of parents and voluneers decided to make some changes.

      This classic and historic building has many memories for people like Pam Leonard who used to play here as a child.

      But now, the center is almost void of any children running inside it's many rooms and activity areas. So some parents decided to step up and do something about it.

      "It's a group of three mothers and one grandma. There hasn't been a lot of fun and new things in the buildings for the kids. We want to come in and kind of give it a revitalization. We want to breathe some life back into the building and pack it full of fun-filled things for kids to do." said Leonard.

      The group has already begun some cosmetic changes to the building, but they want to retile the floors, repaint every room, buy new supplies for activities and re-do the basketball and tennis courts.

      They're hoping to eventually offer cooking and sewing classes, homework and music activities, all with a proper camera security system and a chaperone on-hand.

      So far they've had a great response from the community and a painting party is scheduled for May 31st and June 1st to get as many things done as possible.

      "I'm just really happy about it. Any little bit anyone can do is going to be a tremendous thing to help them. Once all the parents get involved, the kids start realizing, 'Hey, this is fun. We don't need to take this road; we have more to life than what we're doing now.' said group volunteer Jeanann Upperstrom.

      James Renner, a local rapper, will have a kick-off performance at the center at 5:30 p.m. on May 27th.

      "With a community center like this, kids can come in and have something to look forward to. They're not going to have their minds on other things; they can be normal, they can be kids, teenagers. " said Renner.

      A meeting open to the public is going to take place at the center at 6:30 p.m. on May 27th, where all input and ideas are welcome.