FERDINAND — The newest extension to the Ferdinand Community Center was dedicated Friday night.

A crowd filled the new Möbel Room, which is attached to the north side of the community center. The room was completed in early November.

The room is named after Möbel Inc., a wood furniture company that was based in Ferdinand. The company was founded in 1971 by Art Ruhe; it closed in 2014.

The 2,500-square-foot Möbel Room houses restrooms, a refrigerator with freezer, a projector and drop-down screen, a storage area, a utility closet and an ice machine. It has its own entrance and patio on the north side that leads to a gazebo and waterfall. It can be rented for business and community events.

The renovations were funded through donations from the Möbel Foundation and the Art Ruhe family. The Ferdinand Community Center Board decided in March to do the expansion, after learning of the donations.

Other donations for the project came through the Dubois County Foundation, Ferdinand Community Endowment, Ernie and Olivia Weyer Family Endowment, Seufert Construction and Supply Co. Endowment, the Jim and Laverne Uebelhor Endowment and other individual donors.

Donations are still being accepted. The public can contact the community center, 812-367-1989, or a center board member for information.

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 Ferdinand Community Center opened as a 13,000-square-foot facility in September 1989.