Quincy Kroc first anniversary

Children participate in a Hula Hoop contest at the Quincy, Ill., Kroc Center.
Photo by Adam Duesterhaus


Kroc Center celebrates successful year.

 By Kent Embree

The Kroc Center in Quincy, Ill., marked its one-year anniversary with an open house featuring free fitness classes, rock wall climbing, refreshments and prizes, and an auction benefitting Kroc scholarships.

“It amazes me to consider what God has accomplished through the generosity of Joan Kroc, the dedication of our staff and the buy-in from our community,” said Major Dan Jennings, senior Kroc Center officer. “We set out to become a place where people are inspired to reach higher, invited to become more deeply involved, and instructed by God’s Word.”

In the year that the Quincy Kroc Center has been open, more than 6,200 individuals have joined. A typical day at the Kroc sees hundreds of people using the facility in some way, with youth, fitness buffs and business people co-mingling throughout the facility.

The past year has seen growth in many areas of the center, including from 35 to 177 employees.

“Countless blessings have been seen as a result of those efforts, and we are only getting started,” Jennings said. “Wait until you see what we will attempt for God’s Kingdom in year two!”

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