Kroc lists grand-opening plans

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An Olympic medalist swimmer, a beauty queen and the GreenJackets will welcome the public to the Augusta Kroc Center at its grand opening Aug. 6.

The celebration, which will also feature New Orleans band Cowboy Mouth, a fireworks display and other music, sports and recreational performances, will take place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 1833 Broad St.

The open house is being held to showcase the Kroc Center's facility and programs one day before it officially opens to general membership. The center already held a "soft opening" for its first 500 memberships Monday.

"Just like the programming at the Kroc Center has something for everyone, so does the lineup of talent that we have scheduled for the grand opening celebration," said Derek Dugan, Salvation Army of Augusta's communications director.

The Augusta Kroc Center is a $100 million fitness, education, performing arts and worship complex funded through memberships and an endowment established on behalf of the late Joan Kroc.


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