KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ten years ago, the JFK Community Center in KCK closed its doors. That could've been the end of the story. Instead, it was the beginning of 10 years of work to get the center re-opened.
That effort culminated on Wednesday. It's a dream come true for the groups who fought more than a decade for this to happen. It means a place to go and things to do for everyone from kids to seniors.
The Harlem Globe Trotters performed as well as a marching band at Wednesday's festivities. The 10-year battle to re-open JFK was a joint effort from several groups including the Friends of JFK. The group's president Carolyn Wyatt gave FOX 4 a tour of the spruced up building she fought so hard to help get reopened.
She says now a generation of kids will be mentored and nurtured in a place that she's seen give so much to previous generations.
The center will be open six days a week. There will be several activities offered, but mostly kids will get the chance to be mentored.