Friday, August 24, 2018

Colleton Civic Center Facilities Upgrade Now Complete

View from Center Stage of renovated Auditorium
The Colleton Civic Center is all set for to extend the timeline of pride associated with the largest brick building located downtown. Only the Colleton County courthouse can upstage the Civic Center when it comes to landmark status on Hampton Street. The calendar of events at the Civic Center is set to blossom this fall during a grand opening celebration concert on October 5 by The Spinners, followed up by a concert from Ricky Skaggs on October 26. The tenth annual Polo For The Point fundraiser is set for November 10, giving the local community another way to join the chorus supporting the Civic Center.

The fresh foyer hallway welcomes visitors
“When people come up to me and say, I’m so glad yall are preserving this school building, it really is very gratifying,” said Jean Harrigal, executive director at the Civic Center. “Colleton County owns the Civic Center building, and they purchased it from the Colleton County school district. The county’s half-cent sales tax helped several entities and we were both fortunate and grateful to be on that list. That 1.7-million dollars began a renovation project on June 1, 2017 that addresses every need for the facility to move forward as a modern civic center.”

There is a new climate control HVAC system in place that ensures comfortable temperatures inside the main auditorium as well as in every hallway. The new heating and air plan allowed for the removal of the old radiator units against the walls in this main foyer, which creates lots more usable space. The only noticeable fixture left in the foyer is the porcelain water fountain that was featured in the movie Forrest Gump, and also in the movie Radio. The way the Civic Center looks right now, it might not be long until Hollywood visits Walterboro again bringing their lights, camera and action.
Funding for Colleton Civic Center Renovations

To view the entire feature article in the newspaper click Colletonian.

To view past events at the Civic Center click on 2015 Buck Limits Meeting - American Surrealist Art

To view past blog entries from Colleton Library Friends click on Edisto River Book

To view past blog entries for Polo for the Point click 2014, 201320122011 or 2009.

To view past blog entries about Smoke In The 'Boro click 20162015

To view past blog entries about barbecue click on Beasley's or Polk's

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