My Visalia
Close Panel
  • Email
  • Print

News Details

50 Years for Visalia's MHCC

Join the Visalia Parks & Recreation Department as they recognize the Manuel F. Hernandez Community Center's (MHCC) past, celebrate its present importance and look forward to its future as 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Center.

Time flies when you're having fun, and it's been a quick 50 years since the community center first opened it's doors in 1967. Originally called the North Visalia Community Center, the Visalia City Council chose to honor long-time Visalian and community visionary Manuel F. Hernandez by renaming the facility in his honor in 1999.

Now known by many simply as the "MHCC", the center is celebrating a golden anniversary as a hub for fun and learning with a summer-long celebration titled "Visalia's Summer Night Lights MHCC 50th Summer Celebration". 
Be a part of the next chapter of history as the MHCC 50th Summer Celebration brings more fun with the 50th Anniversary Carnival. All ages are welcome at this completely free event on Friday, June 30th from  from 6 - 9 p.m.

Can't make it? Don't worry, the 50th anniversary fun continues in July with the 7/21 Picnic at the Center. August brings MHCC participants and mentors together to create a mural to recognize and honor the positive impact the MHCC has made in their lives and community and September ushers in an open house celebration with a special screening of "The Making of the MHCC Clubhouse - Our Future", a behind the scenes documentary by MHCC participants and mentors.

50 years in the making, the fun keeps rolling on. For more information about the 50th Anniversary Carnival, or the upcoming MHCC events, call (559) 713-4374.

back to top