MCC’s 90th Birthday

Back in June the Midland Community Center (MCC) celebrated it’s 90th birthday with a bunch of kids activities, and we attended…and were interviewed for the newspaper (link):

MCC opened in 1919 on Townsend Street in downtown Midland. Amenities included a bowling alley, a meeting space for community organizations and an outdoor court. Swimming lessons were held in the Tittabawassee River.

“The kids were impressed by that,” said Jonathan Moore. He was at the celebration with his wife, Lisa, and two sons, Elliot, 8, and Finn, 6.

“We’ve come quite a ways from that,” Heye replied.

Moore said his family has a membership at MCC, and enjoys such activities as basketball and racquetball. Finn was jumping around in the bounce house, while Elliot made it clear what is his favorite center activity.

“Swimming!” he said.

Here are some photos and a video of Elliot competing in the basketball shooting contest (if I remember correctly, he tied for the high score in one of his tries but it obviously wasn’t this one):

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