Suisun City’s first Spring Fling

Community celebrates progress of the currently under construction Kroc Center.

By Stefanie Vrapi

Attendees “joust” during the Spring Fling. Photo by Stefanie Vrapi

The Suisun City Corps, led by Captains Jonathan and Vickie Harvey, held its first ever Spring Fling—a community carnival and barbeque—in late May with 500 people.

Residents came in droves and children ran around the park just outside where the new Suisun City Kroc Center is under construction. Visitors enjoyed a craft booth, live music, three bounce houses with slides and a jousting ring. Both the young and young at heart stayed busy.

“Thank you so much for coming to our first Spring Fling,” Captain Jonathan Harvey shouted excitedly into the microphone. “This is just a small way for us to thank all of you for your patience and support as we embark upon building a state-of-the-art community center for you, your families, your neighbors and your friends to use.”

The event was not only a way for Suisun City’s corps officers

to get to know their neighbors, but also a great opportunity to show people the newest renderings and communicate up-to-date information about the Suisun City Kroc Center.

“There’s no better place than right outside the future site of the Suisun City Kroc Center to show you what we’re doing and tell you all about the programs and services The Salvation Army will be running through this center,” Harvey said.

Hundreds of attendees approached the information booth at the event to learn more about membership prices, sponsorship opportunities, fitness classes and schedules along with other life enrichment programs the Kroc Center will offer to benefit the residents of Suisun City and beyond.

Even the kids received a Kroc Center construction hat so they too can take part in the creation of the multi-million dollar community center in their neighborhood.

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