Burlington Free Press – Vicky Smith fought back tears Wednesday as she welcomed everyone to the new King Street Center.

“You know that expression “crying out loud?” Smith, the center’s executive director, asked the crowd of nearly 500 people. “Well, I feel like crying out loud.”

It’s been a year in the making, and Wednesday was about acknowledging a job well done at the grand re-opening of the King Street Center. The community center was closed for more than a year while a new, larger facility was built at the site at 87 King St. in Burlington.

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