Building going up

–Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Adri Sietstra

The Briggs Woods Conference Center is going vertical, as seen in the photo above on Thursday afternoon. The building, which is steel engineered, began going up this week at Briggs Woods. The concrete footings were poured during the beginning of December. This is an exciting time for all who have been involved in making the dreams of the Briggs Woods Conference Center dream a reality. The conference center, slated to be completed this fall, is already taking bookings for weddings. The building was delivered to the site in pieces and will be put together by Peterson Construction. For more information about the progress of the Briggs Woods Conference Center, visit or call Kelly Haman, Briggs Woods Special Events Coordinator, at (515) 832-9572 or email