New Kroc Center Opens in Harrisburg
Salvation Army opens Augusta Kroc Center
Augusta Chronicle, Sunday, July 17, 2011
years and a $22 million local fundraising effort, the
only thing that still stood between the new
and the people of Augusta was a long indigo-colored
ribbon. On Sunday, that ribbon was cut.
Army dedicated its new Augusta Kroc Community Center, a
education, performing arts and worship complex on Broad
Street in Harrisburg.
Kroc centers are made possible nationwide though a
$1.7 billion donation by the late Joan Kroc. They are
built in low-income, urban neighborhoods surrounded by
higher-income neighborhoods, and their purpose is to
provide facilities, programs and services that encourage
positive, life-changing experiences.
At Sunday's ceremony in Augusta, the Salvation Army's
Col. Terry Griffin read a biblical passage from Acts 3,
about a lame beggar who was healed at the gates of the
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Harrisburg Mill Village Launches New Website
Harrisburg-West End Neighborhood
Association's president Lori Davis announced that the focus of
their new website will be to inform local citizens about the
positive news and events of the historic district of Augusta,
GA. "We plan on focusing on the positive news about Harrisburg
Mill Village, the people who work hard to improve our
neighborhood, and to showcase the beautiful homes and
successful businesses. We still have a long way to go to bring
our neighborhood to its great potential, but we hope our local
community will support our positive efforts" stated Davis.
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