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Henderson holds civic center grand opening

HENDERSON, TX (KLTV) -

HENDERSON, TX (KLTV) - Henderson residents are glad to see the grand opening of their new civic center.

Located on Highway 64 west, the Henderson Civic Center has been in the works for over 20 years. The last six years dedicated to construction. Boat shows, weddings, reunions and other events have the center booked until July, and are even being requested for 2011. They even have a grand piano.

"Next year, we're going to concentrate on some larger venues to bring in more folks to spend money in town...while they're here, use our hotels motels and restaurants things of that nature," said Henderson Mayor, J.W. "Buzz" Fullen.

The center's price tag? $4,500,000 raised by several non-profit groups. It also is a designated shelter for storm evacuees.

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