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Lee Gardens Community Center Rededicated

ROXBORO--Roxboro Housing Authority officials along with the city mayor today did the official honors of cutting the ribbon, allowing over 50 attendees view the newly renovated Lee Gardens Community Center.

Celebrating 50 years of public housing in Person Co., Executive Director Felts Lewis told the audience that the $40,000 project completed by L. Roberts Repairs and Builder, Inc. of Oxford was a big step in the right direction. 

"Today is a happy day for Roxboro Housing Authority," Lewis said. "The renovations made here [at Lee Gardens Community Center] are part of the agency's effort to go building by building, unit by unit to make changes for the betterment of the residents and the entire community."

Attendees listened to celebratory comments from N.C. State Sen. Mike Woodard, D.-Durham, Granville, Person; Person Co. Board Commissioner Ray Jeffers; City of Roxboro Mayor Merilyn Newell; and RHA Commissioner Linda King.

Annie Graham, resident opportunities self sufficiency (ROSS) coordinator, shared information about how residents and the entire community will be able to earn a GED, learn about computers, take nutrition and exercise classes among other opportunities in the renovated facility.

RHA Housing Manager Froncello Bumpass gave a moving opening prayer.  Comments were made by Community President Deborah Carver and Betty Pettiford, Lee Gardens resident and GED student. 

Piedmont Community College Adult Education Instructor Etta Swann expressed how happy she was with teaching in the renovated facility.  The center is approximately 2,800 square feet with a large meeting space, full kitchen with new cabinets and flooring along with a five-workstation networked computer lab that is WIFI equipped.

Lewis shared that the space is available for rentals for residents and the community --$125/four hours; $250/all day.  Contact the Administrative Office at (336) 599-8616 to make reservations.


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