The historic Hickory Flat Gym was built circa 1950 with volunteers and an on-site saw mill. While the interior will keep its unique look, the utilities and exterior will get a brand-new face lift, but with some historic charm. The budget for this project was $1.85 million. The renovations to this facility are new interior and exterior walls, new roofing system, all new insulation for the entire building, new HVAC system, structural improvements, new utilities, new sidewalks and landscaping. Completion of the project was finished June of 2022.