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The Village at Meridian Gives Back to Local Community

November 30

~~The Village at Meridian Gives Back to Local Community
Four Local Nonprofits Received Proceeds From VIP Grand Opening Celebration

MERIDIAN, Idaho—October 18, 2013—The Village at Meridian has created an original book, New Wings, based on the concept of the fountain sculptures located in Fountain Square at The Village at Meridian. Written by Regional Marketing Director Ramona Richardson, the book’s focus on education and literacy are the driving force behind the sculptures – giving children wings to fly and taking them on a storybook journey to all corners of the earth. Book sales benefit four local non-profit organizations, Ballet Idaho, Meridian Symphony, Treasure Valley Children’s Theater and Meridian Library District.

The book was transformed into a ballet by Ballet Idaho, and the Meridian Symphony Orchestra accompanied the performance.

“As a member of the Meridian community for the last 24 years, we are proud to partner with The Village at Meridian, along with Ballet Idaho, Treasure Valley Youth Theater and Meridian Library District,” says Meridian Symphony President David Stolhand. “Our mission is shared by The Village in their commitment to enhancing education experiences for children.”

Autumn Kersey, founder of Treasure Valley Children’s Theater narrated the story and the Meridian Library District’s custom bookmobile was on site.  The performance was revealed last night at the VIP grand opening celebration.

All four organizations were presented with more than 1,000 copies of the book to use as a fundraiser for their organizations – 100% of the proceeds will go towards the respective organization.

The Village at Meridian is committed to enhancing the educational experience of children in Idaho through, music, dance, theater arts and above all, literacy. 
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About The Village at Meridian
The Village at Meridian is a project owned and developed by CenterCal Properties with an exceptional offering of retailers, and luxury architecture and landscape design. The Village sits on approximately 100 acres on Eagle & Fairview, the busiest traffic intersection in the state. The project is being developed in two phases. The North Phase opened in Fall 2012, with a collection of retailers and restaurants including Marshall’s, Gordman’s, Gap Factory Store, Nike Factory Store, Chipotle, and most recently, a Toys-R-Us/Babies-R-Us superstore. The Village at Meridian’s second phase is currently under development and will open in Fall 2013. This phase will add approximately 600,000 square feet of upscale restaurants, cinema and retail shops and 150,000 square feet of Class A office space. A Grand Opening for this phase of the project is planned for October, 2013. For more information about new restaurants, stores and additional upcoming events visit The Village at Meridian on Facebook.
About CenterCal Properties
In 2004, Fred Bruning and Jean Paul Wardy formed CenterCal Properties, LLC, to develop and acquire fine retail properties throughout the western United States.
CenterCal is well-known for building destinations that become the favorite gathering place for the communities in which they are built. The CenterCal Properties team brings community events and a social meeting place to the Treasure Valley with The Village at Meridian at the intersection of Fairview and Eagle Road.
CenterCal properties include BlackHawk Plaza (CA), Bridgeport Village, Cascade Station, and Nyberg Woods (OR) and Valley Mall in (WA). In development: The Village at Meridian (ID), Station Park (UT), The Collection at Riverpark (CA), and Nyberg Rivers (OR). For more information on these and other CenterCal projects visit www.centercal.com.