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Waconia Senior Center board members joined city of Waconia and Chamber of Commerce representatives in a ribbon cutting Saturday. (Al Lohman/The Patriot)

The Waconia Senior Center marked its grand opening Sept. 28 with a ribbon cutting, remarks, a raffle and a little magic.

The center moved in August from its location at Freshwater Community Church to a new space at Waconia City Hall. The ribbon cutting and grand opening event made the move official.

In her remarks, Senior Center Board of Directors Vice President Barbara Brooks thanked originators, supporters and seniors who have been coming to the senior center for three years now. The center just marked its third anniversary.

Speaking on behalf of the city of Waconia, Council Member Marc Carrier highlighted the investment the community makes in its kids and said he was pleased the city could make an investment in its seniors as well.

Meanwhile, Chamber of Commerce President Kellie Sites called Waconia “a great place to raise kids and a great place for seniors to come to be near their kids and stay active in their later years.”

In addition to the formal ceremonies, Senior Center visitors were entertained by Mike the Magician and joined in cake, punch and a raffle.

The Senior Center is now open two days a week, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All seniors are welcome.

The Waconia Senior Center marked its grand opening Saturday with a ribbon cutting, remarks, a raffle and a little magic. The center moved in August from its location at Freshwater Community Church to a new space at Waconia City Hall. The ribbon cutting and grand opening event made the move official.In her remarks, Senior Center Board of Directors Vice President Barbara Brooks thanked originators, supporters and seniors who have been coming to the senior center for three years now. The center just marked its third anniversary.Speaking on behalf of the city of Waconia, Council Member Marc Carrier highlighted the investment the community makes in its kids and said he was pleased the city could make an investment in its seniors as well. Meanwhile, Chamber of Commerce President Kellie Sites called Waconia “a great place to raise kids and a great place for seniors to come to be near their kids and stay active in their later years.”In addition to the formal ceremonies, Senior Center visitors were entertained by Mike the Magician and joined in cake, punch and a raffle.The Senior Center is now open two days a week, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All seniors are welcome. 

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