Forster Community Center User Guidelines
Rental fee and damage deposit must be paid prior to use. Deposit of $100.00 to hold Wedding reservation is required at time reservation is made and is deducted from rental fee. This is non-refundable 6 months prior to date of event.
Damage deposit of $150.00 must be paid in a separate check prior to obtaining the key. The deposit will be held until the janitor determines the building has been left clean and without damages.
Both entrances (east and south entrances) including adjourning glass door, are to be unlocked as fire exits.
Be sure all doors are locked when leaving the building. Lock adjoining glass door at east and south entrances, then the second door. Return key to the drop box at Rock Rapids City/Utility Offices(310 S. 3rd Avenue)
SMOKE FREE BUILDING
The Community Center is a smoke free building at all times. Noncompliance can result in the denial of subsequent request for use of the center.
To put your event on the sign out front, call City Office 472-2553.
Prompt clean-up after your event is required. Remove all possessions promptly; it is possible that the center is rented out the following day. Provide your own dish towels, dish soap and cleaning supplies. An additional trash bag will be found in each receptacle. Clean-up includes wiping off tables and high chairs, checking the bathrooms, taking trash out to dumpster which is located on west side of building and checking outside of building and parking lot for any trash. If clean up is not done inside and out your deposit will not be returned.
An adult must sign the application for facility use. Events involving youth must be supervised at all times by at least one adult.
Rock Rapids Firefighters Inc. holds the liquor license for the Community Center. Reservations for the bar are made through the City Office. No one else may supply or serve alcoholic beverages at the Center. NO one under 21 years of age may be served alcoholic beverages or have them in their possession on the premises. NO alcoholic beverages may be served or consumed outdoors on the Community Center premises. The Firefighters have the right to close the bar without refund if any violations occur.
Decorations may not be affixed to the walls, including the divider wall. No tape or nails are to be used on walls etc.
NO PETS ALLOWED
No animals allowed in building unless approved by Committee member.
Kitchen Operating Procedures
FURNISH YOUR OWN:
Dish soap- for washing dishes in the sink, cleaning tables, etc Cleaning cloths- dishcloths, dishtowels, etc.
Paper ware- Paper towels, cups, napkins, plates, etc.
Remove all trash when you are finished with the kitchen. The dumpster is located outside at the west end of the building. An extra trash bag will be found in each trash receptacle. Clean tables and high chairs of food and beverages spills. Wipe up large spills on the floor. You do not need to sweep or scrub the floor.
Don?t forget to clean stove tops and ovens.
Are you looking for a Work Group to work for your wedding reception, anniversary and or party? This group does it all- serve, wash dishes, clean-up, everything but the cooking. This group works for the benefit of Rock Rapids- All money stays within the city for special projects. Call Marlene Bowers for details- 712-472-3534 home or 712-470-3758 cell. Your kitchen rent is waived if you hire the workgroup for your event.
Risers available for rent. 8 risers (4x8x16) rent for $25.00 each. 8 risers fit 4 tables seat 14; 7 seat 12; 5 seat 8 people.
White Chair covers (300 for folding chairs) and table clothes available for rent contact Sherry Vander Veen 472-2484 or 712-470-3870.
Off white sheer back drop (behind head tables) available for rent: Carrie Johnson 712-471-0835 or Lind Koll 712-472-3956 $40.00
Napkins, tablecloths, etc. from Rock Paper Scissors- Amy Jans 712-472-3044
If an emergency arises concerning the building and/or equipment contact:
ROD VER MEER 472-2138 or 712-541-0843
Call City Office 472-2553 to make reservations.
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Thank you for using the Community Center and helping us keep it a beautiful location for use for many years to come.