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Williston's ARC Is A Hit

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1,200 memberships were sold during the Williston Area Recreation Center's grand opening weekend.

Guest services workers were busy answering questions as Facilities Supervisor Mike Amundson estimates that more than 25,000 people walked through the doors during the Williston ARC's first weekend.

The ARC wrapped up the grand opening on Monday and April First was the official membership opening day.

The $76 million dollar facility was made possible by Williston sales tax dollars.

Amundson says the facility has a strong partnership with Williston State College and the Williston School District and the Park District is making connections in the region that will make the ARC a 'true AREA recreation center.'

"I've been waiting for this place to open. I saw the pictures when it started in 2012. So it's pretty exciting for this little town to have something like this show up."

"You just have to be here to see it. That's all I can say to you."

(Mike Amundson, Williston ARC Facilities Supervisor) "I've seen everything from jaws dropping to the floor to tears. It's been incredible, this building means a lot to this community. The entire community is behind it."

For membership information visit www.WillistonParks.com.

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