Grand Opening Celebration

Stuart community celebrates the opening of its new Enrichment Center

The Golden Gate community celebrated the grand opening of the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment July 29. Local residents gathered their families and friends to enjoy free food and beverages, face painting, snow cones, children’s games and prizes, live music and dancing, information booths and more.

Partner agencies and sponsors offered a variety of children’s activities such as rock painting, mini robots, coloring activities and other games as well as introducing them to programs and services available to the community. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office Grill Team barbequed a wonderful lunch for party attendees while DJ Louie G Entertainment and local Guatemalan band Marimba Maya Quetzal entertained the crowd with lively music.

House of Hope CEO, Rob Ranieri, emceed the Grand Opening ceremony by inviting key partners to address the hundreds of party attendees to explain both the building’s history and its exciting future. He encouraged, “we really want the community to come in and take advantage of this opportunity and use it for everything it’s worth, [the programs and services] are designed to help everyone reach their personal goals and to enjoy forward progress.”

Elizabeth Barbella, Executive Director of the Martin County Community Foundation beamed, “this is about the heart of our community, extraordinary things happen when people come together and this is only the beginning.”

Hundreds of people toured the newly renovated historic Golden Gate Center for Enrichment learning about the building’s new technology offerings and the extensive calendar of free classes available. Guests admired the varied collection of restored period photos and antiques showcasing the building’s extensive history in Golden Gate.

House of Hope is thankful to the partnering sponsors of the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment Grand Opening Celebration including the Martin County Community Foundation, United Way of Martin County, Amerisweeps, Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Impressive Click, Marimba Maya Quetzal and DJ Louie G Entertainment.

The Golden Gate Center for Enrichment is located at 3225 S.E. Dixie Highway in Stuart at the northeast corner of Dixie Highway and Delmar Street. For more information contact House of Hope by calling (772) 286-4673.