Federal officials celebrate the construction and opening of the new Brookton Child Development Center in Marquette.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has given the Alger-Marquette Community Action Board an $800,000 loan and a $50,000 grant.
AMCAB is using the Rural Development Program money to buy equipment for the new center on Lost Creek Drive in Marquette.
The ceremony began with a ribbon-cutting for the new facility, which opened its doors to kids in January.
The property surrounding the facility was donated by Trilogy Development, which is based in Kalamazoo.