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Chatham Community Library ribbon cutting and open house set for September 20

Posted Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Pittsboro, NC - Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) in Pittsboro and Chatham County jointly invite residents to attend a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the opening of two major facilities on the CCCC campus. The event is slated for Monday, Sept. 20, from 5-7 pm at 764 West Street in Pittsboro.

The Chatham Community Library, which serves both as a county and CCCC student library, officially opened its doors on Sept. 13. The Sustainable Technologies Center houses CCCC’s nationally-renowned programs in green education, biofuels production, green building/renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, ecotourism and organic culinary arts.

The Ribbon Cutting and Open House will include a ceremony at 5:30 pm, preceded by light refreshments. “We will feature an array of local food products prepared by our culinary arts students and faculty, but we also will have local foods catered by Chatham businesses,” said Dr. Karen Allen, provost for CCCC’s Pittsboro campus.

The ceremony will begin with a welcome from Dr. Bud Marchant, president of CCCC. Others making remarks include Ed Garrison, chair of CCCC’s Board of Trustees; Mary Boone, state librarian; Linda Clarke, director of the Chatham Public Library; and Provost Allen.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony, attendees can tour both buildings and view demonstrations on biofuels, renewable energy and culinary arts.

Entertainment will be offered by guitarist Joey Howell and vocalist Adam Brill, who have both been involved in CCCC’s theater program.

Both buildings are on track to receive LEED Gold Level Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for their high level of energy savings and use of sustainable building materials and techniques.

The Chatham County Library will have a special children’s grand opening for its young patrons on Saturday, Oct. 16, according to Linda Clark, county library director. More details will be provided later.

 
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