Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The Dedication of 4-H
January 6th, 2011, North Carolina State University, in conjunction with the NC Cooperative Extension and 4-H held the official ribbon cutting and dedication of the Eastern 4-H Center’s “Conference and Recreation Hall” designed by MHAworks, PA. The high-profile event hosted a large crowd with special guests including NCSU Board of Trustees Chair, Lawrence Davenport, NCSU Chancellor Randy Woodson, and the Dean of the NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Dr. Johnny Wynne. Other special guests included representatives from local, state, and national elected officials.
The day’s events started with an open tour of the facility with the large dining hall providing hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Various 4-H, agriculture, and environmental organizations and agencies were present with booths promoting environmental education and awareness. MHAworks, along with the building’s general contractor, Centurion Construction Company was on hand and featured a display showcasing the “green” features of the building and explained more about the building’s construction to guests.
This facility was created to serve, as its name suggests, as a Conference and Recreation Hall for this region of the state. In addition to being used for 4-H related functions at the Environmental Education Center, it will serve as a large conference center for organizations from churches to local governments.
Pending final certification from USGBC, this facility will be North Carolina State University’s FIRST LEED-Silver building. This is appropriate given the main purpose of this Conference Center is to promote environmental education.