The Ferdinand Community Center opened its doors on September 2, 1989. After nearly 5 years of fundraising through donations and lifetime memberships, a group of community minded citizens raised enough money to proceed with the construction of a 13,000 square foot facility, home to numerous wedding receptions, Christmas parties, proms, meetings, shows, auctions, and other community events.
After 30 years and over 900 lifetime members, the facility has gone through a number of recent upgrades including a new exterior paint job, restroom, lobby, new landscaping, and meeting room renovation. The center repaved the entire parking lot and added a 24 ft. gazebo to go along with a beautiful waterfall located on the north side of the building.
Thanks to a significant donation from the Mobel Foundation and the Art Ruhe Family, the FCC board voted to expand the Mobel Room in March of 2021. The new addition which was completed in six months on November 1, 2021, doubled the size of our existing room and also added space for two restrooms, a storage area and utility closet. Our new space can now accommodate up to 180 guests and makes a nice compliment to large weddings and is ideal for smaller weddings, meetings, and family parties. We are also grateful to the Dubois County Foundation and a collaborative effort including the Ferdinand Community Endowment, the Ernie and Olivia Weyer Family Endowment, The Seufert Construction and Supply Co. Endowment, and the Fund for Dubois County. We also received support from the Jim and Laverne Uebelhor Endowment and other individual donors.
The current volunteer board of directors include: Lee Begle, President, Andy Olinger, Vice-President; Randy Greulich, Secretary; Ken Pund, Treasurer; and Board members, Don Mohr, Greg Dilger, and Brett Schipp. The booking manager for the facility is Kateri Buechler. Reservations and inquiries can be made by calling the Community Center at 812-367-1989 or 812-631-1171.