The Goss Capital Campaign event was held Friday night and a couple of big announcements were made that will help bring the Goss Restoration project a big step closer to realizing its fundraising goal.

Dave Johnson of Reliabank had previously donated to the project and Friday night, he doubled his donation.  Milt Carter is the President of the Friends of the Goss Foundation.  Carter said that was a great surprise…..

Dave Johnson says they are happy to help out with the Goss Restoration Project….

Another big announcement came from Watertown Community Foundation President Charlie Ewalt who said an anonymous donor has stepped up with a $250,000 Challenge Award.

Ewalt said that there is a deadline to raise those funds for the Challenge Award...

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem attended the event and said the Goss project is not only important to Watertown but to the entire state of South Dakota because it keeps South Dakota’s history alive while becoming a new venue to host events.  Noem said that her family has a special place in their hearts for the Goss and especially her mom, Corinne, who is very passionate about downtown Watertown.

The Goss project has currently raised $2.85 million with an estimated $1.1 million to go to get to the Foundation’s ultimate goal of $3.95 million.