Free, Family-friendly Festival to Celebrate the Kroc Center’s Five Years of Serving Camden and the Greater Region
Camden City, NJ– (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden will host KrocFest on Saturday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. onsite at their location (1865 Harrison Avenue) in celebration of five years of serving the community at the Kroc Center.
KrocFest will kick-off with a press event at 11 a.m. and feature a variety of free, family-friendly activities for people of all ages throughout the day. Activities include: barbeque refreshments including hotdogs, snacks and ice cream, an obstacle course, a community mural, athletic challenges, live animals, Touch-A-Truck, pictures with mascots RJ Kroc and the Rutgers Raptor, photo opportunities in the Wells Fargo Stagecoach, the Camden County Pop Up Library, a visit from New Jersey American Water’s community education van Puddles, face painting, live performances, live music, exciting giveaways and more!
The community festival will be held in celebration of the Kroc Center’s 5th anniversary of serving both those in the City of Camden and those throughout the greater region. In recent years, the Kroc Center has seen tremendous growth and continues to actively transform lives through diverse programming and community outreach. Since its opening in 2014, the Kroc Center has welcomed nearly 1 million visitors and directly served more than 20,000 individuals each year.
“We are blessed to have the opportunity to gather as a community to celebrate such a pivotal milestone for our organization,” said Major Terry Wood, Salvation Army Kroc Administrator. “We are so proud to be a part of the Camden community – as we reflect on how far we have come, we also look to the future with much excitement.”
KrocFest is presented by New Jersey American Water, with sponsor BabstCalland and media sponsor the Anointed News Journal. The event is made possible with the support of event partners including: Camden County, Camden County Police Department, Camden County Pop-Up Library, Camden Enrollment, Camden Monarchs, Camden Sophisticated Sisters, Center for Aquatic Sciences, City of Camden, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Kingsway Church, Mastery Schools, Millennium Skate World, Pinnacle Parkour Academy, Quattro Bassi Tuba Quartet, Rutgers-Camden Athletics & Recreational Services, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, The Salvation Army Kroc Center Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra, Thomas/Boyd Communications, Tri-State K-9 Crisis Response Team and Wells Fargo.
About The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
Located on 24 acres, the 120,000 square-foot Salvation Army Kroc Center is the largest community center of its kind in Camden, New Jersey. This unprecedented place of gathering and enrichment houses a fitness center, basketball court, water park, 8-lane swimming pool, as well as an array of education, faith, arts and supportive programs open and accessible to all. The programs, as well as the building itself, have been designed to stimulate the mind, body and spirit, to provide hope, and to transform lives within the community. Development of The Salvation Army Kroc Center was made possible by a $59 million combined capital and endowment grant from a bequest to The Salvation Army by the late Mrs. Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, as well as the support of hundreds of local donors. For more information please visitwww.camdenkroccenter.org