Fillmore County Development Corporation
(FCDC) has funds available to provide
down payment subsidies to Homebuyers for the purchase of existing homes within
Fillmore County and has been used by several new home owners in the month of
The program includes not only down payment assistance through a deferred loan
with no interest, but also financial assistance in the form of a conditional
grant for minor rehabilitation of homes purchased.
The purpose of the Homeownership Opportunity
Program (HOP) in Fillmore County is to provide financial assistance for the
purchase of existing single-family residential housing units which are safe,
decent, sanitary and affordable to low and moderate income
persons/families-buyers. The program provides assistance to those
persons/families meeting eligibility guidelines, improves availability of
housing, promotes Homeownership, increases attractiveness of underdeveloped
neighborhoods and increases local employment. The Fillmore County Development
Corporation (FCDC), a non-profit corporation, operates the program.
With several additional events the
community of Exeter definitely added more fun in their "Fun Days"
event this year.
In addition to the street dance
sponsored by the Volunteer Fire Department, residents and guests were treated
to a number of new and improved events.
The Fun Day started with
a Car and Motorcycle show which was held downtown and sponsored by the
Exeter Chamber of Commerce. Trophies were presented in four
different classes. Exeter's own 2011 National American Miss Nebraska Junior
Teen Deidre Stevens presented the trophies at the event.
softball tournament hosted 12 teams for the daylong slow pitch festival down at
Gilbert's Park fields and the Exeter Aquatic Center hosted all kinds of kid
friendly games and fun. The Village of Exeter had a free swim for everyone and
the Exeter Aquatic Center sponsored games and fun for all of the kids.
In the late
afternoon the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department held a poker run before the
street dance started. This year the 10 and under and 14 and under
softball teams served the food at the street dance and the fire department made
a generous donation to help pay for their recent state tournament entries.
During the street dance the 14 and under softball team was recognized for
winning the state softball tournament.