Life at the Kroc Center: Year One

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The Kroc Center just prior to the start of the dedication celebration Sunday July 17, 2011 in the Harrisburg neighborhood. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/staff
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Briah Ayers, 12, laughs as she chats with a friend during an arts and crafts class at the Kroc Center in Augusta Thursday afternoon July 26, 2012. Michael Holahan/Staff
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Children learn a dance durng Vacation Bible School at the Kroc Center in Augusta Thursday afternoon July 26, 2012. Michael Holahan/Staff
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Children have a snack durng Vacation Bible School at the Kroc Center in Augusta Thursday afternoon July 26, 2012. Michael Holahan/Staff
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Young people at an Arts and Crafts class at the Kroc Center in Augusta Thursday afternoon July 26, 2012. Michael Holahan/Staff
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An exercise class at the Kroc Center in Augusta Thursday afternoon July 26, 2012. Michael Holahan/Staff
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Children play in the large gym at the Kroc Center in Augusta Thursday afternoon July 26, 2012. Michael Holahan/Staff
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The unique pool at the Kroc Center in Augusta Thursday afternoon July 26, 2012. Michael Holahan/Staff
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The pool at the Kroc Center in Augusta Thursday afternoon July 26, 2012. Michael Holahan/Staff
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The large exercise area at the Kroc Center in Augusta Thursday afternoon July 26, 2012. Michael Holahan/Staff
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The Kroc Center in Augusta Thursday afternoon July 26, 2012. Michael Holahan/Staff
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The new Salvation Army area commanders Vicki and Tony Perez at the Kroc Center Friday afternoon June 30, 2012. Michael Holahan/Staff
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Christel Jiles, a housing counselor with the CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority, stands for a picture where the new EOA offices are located at the Kroc Center's First Stop Village on Broad Street in Augusta. Jiles says the new location is easier for people to find, and with other organizations moving into the other buildings it will be easier to refer clients back and forth. Emily Rose Bennett/Staff
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Jenni Alpert performs with one of her band members Nick Bearden during a cookout and award ceremony as the Shepeard Community Blood Center is celebrate World Blood Donor Day on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at the Kroc Center in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwell/staff
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Southside Elementary student Kellie Scott laughs as she kicks through the water during the second day of SPLASH, a water safety course at the Kroc Center of Augusta on Tuesday, February 7. SPLASH is a one-hour-per-day, five-day course that teaches children to be safe around water and is a national YMCA program in partnership with the Augusta Kroc Center. Emily Rose Bennett\Staff
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Southside Elementary student Antonio Easter waits with classmates before the second day of SPLASH, a water safety course at the Kroc Center of Augusta on Tuesday, February 7. SPLASH is a one-hour-per-day, five-day course that teaches children to be safe around water and is a national YMCA program in partnership with the Augusta Kroc Center. Emily Rose Bennett\Staff
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The Kroc Center in Augusta has been open almost six months on Thursday, January 19, 2012. Jackie Ricciardi/staff
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From left, Dolores Winslett, Helen Maddox and Robert Partain have lunch during the Harrisburg Reunion Wednesday afternoon September 14, 2011 at the Kroc Center. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/staff
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Marchers make their way down Broad Street to the Kroc Center during the Salvation Army's Parade of Witnesses Sunday July 17, 2011 in the Harrisburg neighborhood. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/staff
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From left, Todd Mason, Terry Griffin, Linda Griffin and Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver prepare to cut the big ribbon during the dedication celebration at the Kroc Center Sunday July 17, 2011 in the Harrisburg neighborhood. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/staff
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Damien Simpkins swims at the Kroc Center, Monday, July 18, 2011, in Augusta, Ga. It was Simpkins' first day at the new center. "It's very well put together. It's a great facility," he said. Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff
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Clad in his dress uniform, Salvation Army Captain Todd Mason takes the inaugural ride down the 190 foot water slide during Augusta Kroc Center grand opening festivities Saturday afternoon August 6, 2011. Michael Holahan/Staff
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James Sullivan holds the flag as he stands with some children after the Parade of Witnesses arrives at the Kroc Center Sunday July 17, 2011 in the Harrisburg neighborhood. MICHAEL HOLAHAN/staff

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