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Vets Building Open to the Public Saturday

After nearly two years, the Veterans Memorial Building is ready for the public.

A nearly two-year project in the middle of downtown will come to a close on Saturday when the town will hold a public ceremony, cracking open the doors to the . (A private ceremony will be held for veterans on Friday.)

The renovated and expanded the original veterans memorial building while also adding senior services to the building.

The project has "taken the historic 85-year-old structure and turned it into a state of the art facility that will serve the interests of Veterans, seniors and the community," the town of Danville stated in a release.

The project went a little over schedule. Completion was expected near the end of 2011. However, , throwing the project off schedule, Town manager Joe Calabrigo has said.

But, that's in the past.

"We are all very excited about the pending complete of the vets hall and the senior center renovations," interim assistant town manager Greg Gilbert said at a recent town council meeting.

Saturday, the veterans memorial building will be open to the public. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m.

The event will include representatives from area veterans' organizations, the Danville Town Council, and other dignitaries. There will be a ribbon cutting with an open house for residents to tour the renovated project.

Before the public ceremony, on Friday, April 27, the vets hall will hold a special reception just for the veterans group. The veterans group and Blue Star moms will host it.

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