Grand Junction Community Center campaign heats up

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- Supporters of a Grand Junction community center hosted an open house and worked on canvassing Saturday.

The goal? To drum up support for their cause, and offer a glimpse inside local campaigning.

In order to build the center, where it's planned to go in at Matchett Park, taxpayers will face a .39 percent sales tax.

Shoppers will pay an additional 39 cents for every $100 they spend.

That money will go to construct warm water lap and leisure pools, seven multi-use fields, three gymnasiums, a bouldering wall and other sports courts.

Sue Springer, a campaign volunteer said, ā€œI think for the vast majority of people in this community, we can afford to provide for our citizens. The tax for the city will serve the entire county.ā€

The sales tax supporting the center cannot be applied to gas, prescriptions, utilities or unprocessed groceries.

Voters will get the final word in April.