Updated Jan. 31, 11:55 p.m.–
With open doors for community rentals and use since 2010, the Citrus Heights Community Center celebrated five years and nearly 5,000 events on January 25 this year.
“[The] Community Center is one of Citrus Heights’ great success stories,” said Mayor Sue Frost, crediting the City Manager Henry Tingle and other staff for their involvement. “Our City saved and planned over time, and then paid cash for a facility that has become known in the region as one of the premier event venues.”
Envisioned since the inception of the City, the 29,000-square-foot $14 million Center features a reception hall holding nearly a thousand people, a large kitchen, senior center, patio and several smaller rooms.
Along with a fountain and palm trees near its Fountain Square Drive entrance, a dedication plaque outside the Center commemorates the community’s volunteers with a quote reading, “What volunteers bring is the human touch, the individual, caring approach that no government program, however well-meaning and well-executed, can deliver.”
The Community Center’s entertaining areas and rooms can accommodate events from 12 to 966 people, making it “the perfect venue” for birthdays, parties, luncheons, dinners and other large gatherings, according to a brochure. In the past, it’s also been used to host large weddings, annual crab feeds, various town hall meetings, and the memorial for fallen Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver.
The Center offers discounted rentals for Citrus Heights residents, with costs ranging from $45 an hour for a small room, up to $175 an hour to rent the full 11,000-square-foot reception hall — with catering options and event packages available as well. For non-residents, the hourly rates are slightly higher, ranging from $50 to $200, according the Center’s advertised rates.
A total of 4,796 events have been hosted in the Community Center, according to staff, with more added every week.
Updated Jan. 31, 11:55 p.m.--
With open doors for community rentals and use since 2010, the Citrus Heights Community Center celebrated five years and nearly 5,000 events on January 25 this year...
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