The Laramie Lincoln Community Center, located on the west side of Laramie at 365 West Grand Avenue, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, October 6 from 3 pm to 6 pm. The public is encouraged to stop by and see the new Laramie Lincoln Community Center and to participate in a variety of activities.

The grand opening will include a presentation of the colors by the National Guard, a blessing of the building, tours of the new facility and a performance by a dance group. There will also be a presentation of a plaque which recognizes the Lincoln Community Center on the National Register of Historic Places. While the building has been on the National Register of Historic places for some time, this plaque presentation will be the first formal recognition of the achievement.

The Lincoln Community Center, formerly Lincoln Elementary School, has undergone a large renovation project, and is now ready to unveil the changes during the grand opening. The goal of the renovation was to keep the building’s history while bringing it to the level of an updated community center. Changes to the center include a new roof, restructuring of the rooms and a room added to the building. The outside of the building also underwent a major renovation, turning the area into a green space. The center has also been wired for Wi-Fi and a new sound system.

Although the building did have an extensive renovation, many of the things that gave the building its character have been saved during the project. Many of the wood details to the building have been restored as was its original facade.

The grand opening is a great opportunity for the community to learn of different programs and activities coming to the center. Some of the upcoming events and activities at the center include the viewing of a film series, cooking classes, yoga and karate classes.

Be sure to stop by the Lincoln Community Center to see the updated building as well as learn about upcoming events for the whole family. The grand opening is free and open to persons of all ages.