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Ashwaubenon's new PAC and Aquatic Center set for grand opening

Ashwaubenon's six lane competition pool which is a part of the village's new Aquatic Center, November 1, 2016. (WLUK)

ASHWAUBENON (WLUK) -- After two years of construction, Ashwaubenon is preparing for the Grand Opening of their new Performing Arts and Aquatic Center.

These Ashwaubenon High school drama students are taking advantage of a new state of the art facility.

"It's like your dream has come true. of course the facility itself is gorgeous," said Michael Aubinger Ashwaubenon Village President.

Construction of the village's Performing Arts and Aquatic Center began in 2014.

After the community approved a nearly $20,000,000 referendum, helping to fund the project.

That referendum included an auditorium, competition pool, warm water activity pool, and community center.

Aubinger says it truly has been a collaborative effort, "We are really grateful to the community, very grateful to the business world. They have really supported us, and really been our partners."

Aubinger says the community also rallied together helping to raise an additional $1,000,000.

The money will be used for upgrade, and other enhancements including a new grand piano.

"Theater, art, music, and swimming is very alive and well in Ashwaubenon, and will be for many years to come," said Brian Hanes Ashwaubenon School Superintendent.

Hanes says the center's now 400 capacity, six lane competition pool will also be a major attraction.

"It will also be used for swim club through the recreation department, there will be community birthday parties, and other celebrations in our community room. A lot of different opportunities here," he continued.

A Grand Opening for the facility is set for Thursday November 10th at 5 P.M.

It is free and open to the public, and will feature a free concert by the U.S. Air Force "Starlifters."

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