Proctor Center celebrates 100 years in Peoria

By WEEK Producer

September 27, 2013 Updated Sep 27, 2013 at 6:44 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Proctor Center in Peoria is celebrating a milestone by marking its place in history.

This is the 100th year that the Proctor Center has been open in the River City.

On Friday, junior members buried a time capsule containing t-shirts, a newspaper, a Pepsi can and pictures of the center.

The capsule will be buried for 50 years and opened in 2063.

Proctor officials said the center plays a crucial role on the city's south side.

"There's always negative images of the South Side and this is like a gem of South Side and people just come here,” said Proctor Center Manager Jonelle McCloud. “We have a weight room, basketball gym, with all of the different events and programs that we have going here. So it's just special."

The centennial celebrations will continue through the remainder of the year, for event details check out the Peoria Park District website.

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