LaSalle To Celebrate Vollmer Complex Anniversary


It's a Happy 10th Anniversary for the Vollmer Complex in LaSalle.

The town is marking the occasion on Sunday from 1pm to 3:30pm with a family celebration and it is offering free skating and swimming over March Break next week.

Recreation Manager Patti Funaro says time flies when you are having fun.

"I can't believe it has been ten years, it feels like it was yesterday," she says.  "It feels great to be celebrating 10 years. It has been ten years of a lot of successes."

Although she doesn't have total attendance figures over the past decade, she says on average 1,000 people walk through the days every day.

Funaro adds as with any facility, after ten years, it does begin to show its age

"After ten years, even your home it starts to age and you do need to look at doing upgrades but that is something that the town has planned for and is prepared for--things that need to happen as things comes up."

She points out the complex has grown in the past decade.  It started out with just the facility and soccer fields and has since added an outdoor pavilion, amphitheatre and splash pad.