April 22, 2016

Kokomo Nonprofit Opens New Classroom Building After Tornado

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A nonprofit serving people with disabilities has opened a new classroom building that replaces one destroyed by a tornado that swept through Kokomo in 2013.

Bona Vista Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its Imagine That! Innovation Center on Wednesday by releasing blue and green balloons. The opening comes about 18 months after construction first began on the building.

Staff members who dedicated the new building tell the Kokomo Tribune that the storm gave them a chance to revamp and expand the location.

The old building was used for children's programming and administrative offices. The new building will be used for adult programming, family engagement, staff training and conferences.

Bona Vista has served the Kokomo community for over 50 years.

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