Emory Valley Center will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new building on Friday, June 16. Everyone in the community is invited to attend the 10 a.m. ceremony, a press release said.
The capital campaign for a new building began eight years ago when Emory Valley Center was informed of plans by the owners for probable demolition of the building that the organization used for some of its services to people with disabilities, the press release said. Capital Campaign co-chairs Gene Caldwell and Dottie Thompson led the fundraising efforts for this project until this past March, when Caldwell died.
“Through their efforts and others helping with securing funds, business and individual donors, and grant awards for the project, the dream of a new building is becoming a reality,” the press release said.
“We are incredibly grateful to our community advocates who worked so hard and have continued to contribute to make our new building a reality,” said EVC President Jennifer Enderson. “This has been a significant undertaking led by Dr. Caldwell and Ms. Thompson and supported for several years by many in our community. We’re looking forward to sharing our building with everyone at the ribbon-cutting celebration and opening it up to community partnerships in the future.” [Read more…]