Monday, September 20, 2010

Kroc Pot

Posted By on Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 12:08 PM

I don't know if y'all have gotten by the fairgrounds lately, but things over there have really started to take shape.

Tiger Lane looks nice and you can see the beginnings of the more than 100,000 square foot Kroc Center from East Parkway.

With a $25 million from the Salvation Army, as well as $25 million raised locally, the Kroc Center will offer a variety of arts, education, recreation, and worship opportunities.

And now you can visit them — virtually, at least — on the web.

The site, which offers information on the Kroc Center, as well as program partners and the history of the Mid-South Fairgrounds, lets anyone interested in being a member or a volunteer sign up now before the center opens next fall.

It also has a clock — currently at 405 days and 11 hours — counting down to opening day.

"Our programming is dependent on a large pool of volunteers," said program director Ty Cobb in a statement. "By asking folks now to let us know they are interested in volunteering opportunities, we will be able to build a solid database of people to train as volunteers to be ready for the opening of the Center."

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