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Spirit of Atlanta moves in to new corps hall facility

The board of directors of Friends of Spirit Inc. is very excited to announce something that has been in the works, and finally come to fruition.  Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps once again has a physical facility to call “home” to corps operations.   A group of staff, supporters and alumni recently worked to shore up some basic necessities to “officially” take over the space, located in Peachtree Corners off of Peachtree Industrial Blvd.

Director Chris Moore says that it marks “a great day for our organization to have a place to call home. Seeing volunteers ranging from current members and their families to long time alumni was great and we hope this will be a place that will continually bring our family together.”   The facility, formerly used as a retail and restaurant space, is the Gateway Village commercial complex.  The new “corps hall” will serve multiple functions for the corps, primarily as storage and working area for equipment and supplies, office space for key personnel, a meeting area for the board and other groups as needed, and occasion social events and gatherings.  Through a special arrangement with Mimms Enterprises, Spirit’s new home is being generously supported by this commercial real-estate powerhouse.  Many others have contributed time an energy to the project, which marks the first time in approximately 20 years that Spirit has had a brick-and-mortar home.  Check out photos from the first work day.

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We’ll be announcing many additional opportunities to join in the effort, and see the facility in action.  This is just one of many steps in the ongoing process of building Spirit of Atlanta to the level of prominence that it is capable of.  We encourage all alumni, family, friends, and fans of Spirit to take action – and support any of our multiple ways you can give to Spirit of Atlanta. so we can continue along this strong growth trajectory.   Just of few of the ways you can contribute are:

Watch for other opportunities we will announce soon!

All of this is part of the overall campaign we call #COMEHOMETOSPIRIT.   We want everyone to be an active part of the Spirit family.  You can see the rewards every day in the faces of our members.