It’s amazing what goes into making something beautiful.
From the outside, it might not look like much more than a construction crew and some floor plans. But the development of the Kroc Center has been so much more than that. For some involved in this ambitious endeavor, the Kroc Center has been a dream in the making for nearly a decade. And for those wonderful individuals—whose prayers, diligent hard work and generosity have contributed to the development of the center—that dream is finally becoming a reality.
The Kroc Center will officially open to members Monday, April 27! It’s been a long time coming, and we could not be more thrilled to open our doors and begin serving Hampton Roads as the heart of the community. The Grand Opening Weekend celebration will kick off with Hope Gala, a black tie event to be held Thursday, April 24, from 7-9 p.m. The proceeds from the Gala will go toward the Joshua P. Darden Scholarship Fund, which provides Kroc Center scholarships to families in need.
The remainder of the weekend will be a celebration of the opening of the Kroc Center, and everyone is welcome to attend! Friday will be an all-day open house from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. The whole community is invited to come tour our gorgeous 92,000-square-foot facility and find out exactly why we believe the Kroc Center is going to be the heart of the community. Saturday we will also be hosting an open house, from 9 a.m-12 p.m., followed by a special dedication service from 1-3 p.m. Then we start off a fun-filled evening with a music and arts festival from 3:30-5 p.m. and cap off the night with National Capital Band concert from 7-8:30 p.m.
Join us Sunday morning from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. for the first ever Holiness Meeting held at the Kroc Center! It will be a very special time of prayer, worship and fellowship—the first of many for the Norfolk Corps in their new chapel. The final event will take place from 2 p.m.-6 p.m with our Community Celebration and Open House. We’ll have another opportunity to tour the Kroc Center, as well as free face painting, balloon animals, bounce houses, samples from R.J.’s Cafe and performances from local artists.
We do hope you’ll join our celebration during Grand Opening Weekend. There is truly something for everyone at the Kroc Center, and we want everyone in our wonderful Hampton Roads community to have the chance to experience what it’s all about to be a Kroc Center member.
For more information on the Kroc Center, check out our Program Guide, call us at 757.622.KROC or stop by for a tour during our operating hours.