We Broke Ground in July of 1973
The Senior Center of Hill City was decided upon in November of 1972. Temporary officers were elected and an application was made to the Secretary of State for incorporation of by-laws as a non-profit organization. The organization wasted no time in securing the money needed and was ready to start construction in 1973. The ground breaking ceremony was held in July of 1973.
Senior Citizens moved into the the new building December 1, 1973. A Title III Grant was obtained from the Office of Aging in Pierre providing 75/25 matching funds for equipment, furnishings and operations. Completed inside and out, the new Senior Center of Hill City held an open house in April, 1974.
Later the City was given ownership of the building with the Senior Center organization paying "rent" of a dollar a year. The City took care of the outside of the building and the Senior Center was responsible for all the repairs and improvements inside the building.
With the help and financial support of the City of Hill City, the Center has continued to make vast improvements. In 2022, a complete remodel was done to the outside, and a comercial kitchen, additional meeting room, patio and public restrooms were added. The building is now known as Hill City Center, home of the Senior Citizens organization and a community center for Hill City and surrounding areas.