20th anniversary celebration planned at Smith Wellness Center/Library Complex
An anniversary celebration is scheduled for Friday, July 7 to observe the 20th anniversary of the operation of the Smith Wellness Center/Library Complex at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg.
The open house/chamber coffee starts at 9:30 a.m. in the rotunda with refreshments and self-guided tours. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions.
The Smith Wellness Center will offer free admission on Friday, July 7 through Sunday, July 9.
Exterior of the Arthur and Audrey Smith Wellness Center.
The Smith Wellness Center/Library Complex was a cooperative effort of Iowa Lakes Community College, the city of Emmetsburg and area citizens.
When it opened its doors in July 1997, it was distinctive because of the partnership of a college and the city, not only providing a year-round swimming pool, but related exercise areas and a gym.
In addition, the collaboration of the city library and college library was considered unique.
An official opening ceremony was held in 1997 when Willard Scott came to Emmetsburg for a formal dedication and meal in a packed gymnasium. And, for those individuals who desire exactness, the official day of opening was July 19, 1997.
Interior, Arthur and Audrey Smith Wellness Center