Grand opening held for new and improved cafeteria

MARQUETTE– Some local elementary students are going to be enjoying a new and improved cafeteria at school.

Graveraet Elementary School in Marquette is held the ribbon cutting for their new cafeteria. The cafeteria took around three years of planning. Included in the upgrades are new floors and ceilings as well as several TV monitors with Wi-Fi connection that may be used to simulate windows in the windowless room. Many people who took part in the project say it was time for an upgrade for the school cafeteria.

“Well if you could look around today versus what this looked like three and a half years ago, it’s a different world,” said Peter Kaufman, chairman of the L.G. Kaufaman Foundation. “It was a hodgepodge of rooms and different ceilings.”

“We were definitely in need of an upgrade, and we are thrilled with this current space,” said School Principal Dr. Sarah Kemppainen.

Officials say that the room is going to be used than more then just a cafeteria, it could also be used for class projects.