$40 million Kroc community center opening is four-day event

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 25 at 11:06 AM

NORFOLK -- The Salvation Army's is celebrating the opening of its new $40 million community center in Norfolk.

The building on more than eight acres of land on Ballentine Boulevard in the Broad Creek section was funded by a 1.5 billion gift from the late philanthropist and McDonald's heiress Mrs. Joan Kroc and donations from people and companies throughout Hampton Roads.

The 92,000-square-foot Kroc Center has an aquatics center and water slide, a fitness center, a theater and chapel, and classrooms.  Officials say the center is expected to serve more than 10,000 members a year. 

Money was approved in 2005 and a ceremonial groundbreaking was held in October 2011. 

Click here for the grand opening program.

 

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