JACKSON, MO (KFVS) - Hundreds came out for the Jackson Civic Center ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday, Jan. 24.
Mayor Dwain Hahs and President SMMC Steve Elefson spoke at the ceremony of the importance of the civic center, what it means for the community and how thankful they are for everyone involved in the building of the civic center.
Community members said the building is important for Jackson because it's a place where people can have fun, hold events, and also a place to keep safe if severe weather hits the area.
Music was provided by St. Paul Lutheran School 4th and 5th graders.
Brockmiller Construction Inc. began work on the $5,494,322 facility in October of 2014.
Inside is a FEMA safe room/gymnasium with a full size basketball court, two cross court basketball courts, volleyball courts and walking track. This room also can hold 1,554 people in case of a disaster.
There is also a banquet hall/meeting rooms, catering kitchen, common area, conference room, coffee bar and office space.