BRISTOL, Va. -

St. Anne Catholic School has a rich history in the Tri-Cities -- the school has been around for more than 60 years.

On Wednesday, friends, family, current and former students joined together for a special blessing and dedication of a newly-renovated elementary school building.

Thanks to donations, the million-dollar project brings together the best of the best. The building includes many updates, including central heat and air, new windows, and a unique highway-type tile that will help direct students to their classrooms.

Principal Dr. Richard Fenchak says it's been a long time coming, but the result was worth the wait. "This project helps match our program that we have here. The building doesn't make the program, the program makes the school, but this complements that so that we don't have to work on facilities. We can concentrate on our academics," he told us.

The students will move into the renovated building as soon as the furniture arrives.