Progress is being made on the new Agriculture and Education Building which will be a part of the Yadkin Center of Surry Community College as well as several county offices.
In addition to classroom space for the Yadkin Early College and Yadkin Center of SCC, the new building also will serve as the new office space for the Cooperative Extension, USDA Farm Services, Soil and Water Conservation, the Forestry Service, as well as a Cooperative Extension demonstration kitchen. A banquet hall which can be dived up into smaller space or a larger space with seating for up to 300 guests also will be part of the building.
“It will be the largest meeting space we have in Yadkin County,” said County Manager Lisa Hughes.
The county is accepting room naming rights on a first come, first served basis for groups or individuals wanting to donate and have a space in the new building named in honor of a person or group. Farm Bureau already has committed to a $50,000 donation and the large banquet space will be named in its honor, Hughes said.
Donors may choose a 10- or 20-year commitment which will include a designated name plate outside the entrance to the room, recognition on the donor wall at the building entrance, recognition plate for home or office of the donor
“The funds will be used to help provide equipment for the rooms and some of the other services that we’ll offer in there,” Hughes explained.
Interested donors are asked to contact Hughes at the county office at 336-679-4200.
Hughes said the new building will be a great asset not only to the community college, but to the community at large.
Construction is expected to be completed in April with move in taking place in May.
Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter @RippleReporterK.