Ribbon Cutting & Grand Re-Opening at Bob Hope Village Commons
Name:Ribbon Cutting & Grand Re-Opening at Bob Hope Village Commons
Date:October 16, 2019
Time:9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT
You're invited to join us as we celebrate the opening of the newly renovated community center, known as The Commons, at Bob Hope Village. Join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 am with a special guest speaker, tours, and light refreshments.
Bob Hope Village Community Center Renovation Complete with Focus on Fitness, Wellness, and Conveniences for Residents Ribbon Cutting and Grand Reopening Set for October 16 Shalimar, Florida (October 1, 2019)–The Air Force Enlisted Village (AFEV) will celebrate the reopening of the Bob Hope Village community center, also known as The Commons, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 16, 2019 at 9 a.m.
The 32-year-old structure underwent a $3.3 million renovation that took place in two phases starting in February 2017 and ending this month.
Phase 1 of the renovation included a 2,500 sq. ft. addition that is home to the Kellogg Fitness Center which focuses on fitness and wellness programs for Bob Hope Village residents. The center includes a room filled with new cardio and weight training equipment funded by a grant from United Services Automobile Association (USAA) and a fitness classroom with an on-demand service featuring all types of group work out classes such as yoga, Zumba, aerobics, and seated exercises. Noelker and Hull Associates, Inc. served as the architects for phase 1 with Bear General Contractors, LLC as the contractor. Phase 1 was completed in December 2018.
Phase 2 of the renovation started July 2018 and included a modern renovation of the existing ballroom, lobby, administrative office space, the Gaughan Library, hair/nail salon, café, convenience store, and swimming pool area. AFEV received a $1 million grant from the Air Force Aid Society for phase 2. DC Architects served as the architects for the project with GLC Contracting as the contractor.
Funding for this project was provided by grants, a capital campaign, and naming opportunities.
Enter at 30 Holly Avenue, continue straight on Binnicker Way, and park at the Bob Hope Village Commons parking lot.
Event will take place in front of the Bob Hope bust. (In case of rain, the ceremony will take place inside Community Center.) Seating is limited.
An “open house” will be held immediately following the ceremony.
About the Air Force Enlisted Village The Air Force Enlisted Village is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides a home for surviving spouses of retired enlisted Air Force members at Bob Hope Village, an active, 55+, independent living community, and Hawthorn House, assisted living and memory support residence, in Shalimar, FL near Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field. At Bob Hope Village and Hawthorn House, residents enjoy worry free living and camaraderie while sharing memories of military life. To learn more about the Air Force Enlisted Village, please visit www.afev.us. ###
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