Festus has decided on a firm to renovate the Red Barn

(Festus) The City of Festus is moving forward with its plans to renovate the old Petterine Family red barn located in Crites Memorial Park. City Administrator Greg Camp says the funding is there to make the barn usable for the public for possible weddings, family reunions, and gatherings.

Camp says it’s exciting to find out what the possibilities are for the long-time structure.

Renovation work on the barn could begin later this spring or summer. At the moment, the barn is simply used for storage of certain parks department equipment.