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With the Snip of a Ribbon, CRRC Officially Opens New Resource Center

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With the Snip of a Ribbon, CRRC Officially Opens New Resource Center

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CRRC Executive Director Jason Derscheid speaks at today's grand opening of the CRRC Resource Center.

With the snip of a ribbon, the Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake’s (CRRC) new Resource Center, 1917 FM 2673, officially opened today.

“CRRC is Canyon Lake and Canyon Lake is the CRRC,” Executive Director Jason Derscheid told assembled dignitaries, business owners, volunteers and others gathered outside for the ceremony.

Speaking before the ribbon-cutting ceremony, McKenna Foundation Chief Executive Officer Alice Jewell reminded guests the building stands on what in 2014 was a “yucky lot with an old pancake house.”

“We knew the CRRC needed to do more because the community demanded more,” she said. “We knew the residents of Canyon Lake were up to the challenge.”

The McKenna Foundation kicked off initial fundraising efforts with a $250,000 challenge grant. The facility was completed in November 2019 but an official grand-opening ceremony was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diane Schaule, who serves on the CRRC’s Advisory Board, said the charity recently received a $100,000 grant from the Baptist Health Foundation that will help pay for the installation of an elevator to take clients to the facility’s second floor.

CRRC is looking for a “medical partner” to provide healthcare services for area residents on half of the 4,000-square-foot floor.

The other half of the floor will be used for offices for other organizations that provide services needed by Canyon Lake residents.

“We are so grateful to the community for their tremendous, generous support of the CRRC,” she said.

The public is invited to tour the building on Wednesday, June 23. The Canyon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a chamber mixer after today’s event.

The CRRC provides vital social services to Canyon Lake residents and offers recreational and educational opportunities at its Rec Center on Mabel Jones Drive across from Tye Preston Memorial Library.

Community outreach includes a food pantry, crisis assistance, durable medical equipment, wellness checkups, a thrift store and a community center.

 

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