Willow River hall celebrating grand opening

It's been four years in the making and on Sunday the new Willow River Community Hall will celebrate its grand opening, right along side the Eastline Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Guests will be able to enjoy the new space while taking in all the sights and sounds the market offers.

Vendors come from Longworth, Sinclair Mills, Penny, and all along the Eastline to sell their wares.

There's always a concession offering breakfast and lunch while activities like the ribbon cutting and musicians performing live will provide the entertainment to set the tone for the community hall's official opening.

The new facility will offer a space for several activities geared for groups like the gun club, cribbage enthusiasts, dancers and there's also enough space for weddings and memorials, Ray Brown, Eastline market manager said.

"We're going to be able to do it all and our goal in life is to make people happy and now we can do that," Brown said.

"We've been making improvements in our little town. We've got the new fire hall and now we've built a new community hall. During the celebration we'll give accolades to those involved in the build. I feel particularly proud of it because I helped right from when the idea started four years ago."

Brown said the community is close knit and friendly and the community hall will showcase that, helping to bring like-minded people together.

"It's a nice little hall for our nice little town," Brown said.