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Enrollment skyrocketing at Cd'A's new Kroc Center

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho. - Since the Salvation Army's new Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center opened in Coeur d'Alene last month, 12,000 members have signed up to join.

That's more than eight times the number of people that center officials originally expected.

Maj. John Chamness, Kroc Center executive director, says the center might have to add to its 125 employees to keep up.

The $38 million center was financed with the help of a donation from the Ray and Joan Kroc foundation, founders of McDonalds's fast food restaurants. It offers community event space, health and recreation opportunities and includes swimming pools, gyms, exercise equipment and a community wing where residents can take computer, art and music classes.

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