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Kroc Center anniversary open house set for Saturday

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Sep. 13, 2018 10:45 am

QUINCY -- Admission to the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center will be free from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, as the Kroc Center celebrates seven years of service.

"We often use the phrase ‘more than fitness, we are a community,' and our yearly anniversary celebration is that perfect example of those words in action," said Maj. Andrew Miller, the Salvation Army's area commander.

"Just as Joan Kroc described the first Kroc Center in San Diego as ‘a beacon of light and hope in the community,' we too strive to be a beacon of light and hope in the Quincy community," Miller said.

In addition to free building access for nonmembers, there will be yoga on the patio from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and activities for families from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., such as carnival games, bounce houses, a speed climbing contest on the rock climbing wall, ninja training for children from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., arts and crafts, and free TCBY frozen yogurt for the first 125 people who enter the building.

Those attending also may sign up for membership specials that will be offered that day only.

The Kroc Center is a $27.2 million, 98,000-square-foot building with a 515-seat worship center, community room, cafe, party rooms, fitness center, child watch area, outdoor play area, aquatics center, state-of-the-art game room, walking-running track, gym and climbing wall.

The facility was constructed with a bequest from the Kroc estate that left $1.7 billion to build 30 centers across the nation.

More information about the anniversary celebration is available from Administrative Assistant for Operations Brittany Smith at 217-231-5688.

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