New center to be dedicated Saturday

Thu, 08/16/2007 - 3:41pm
By: The Citizen

The Wilbon Clay-Robert Wood Community Center will officially be dedicated on Saturday, August 18 at 11 am. The event will include a program, a ribbon cutting, tours of the buildings and refreshments provided by the American Veterans Terry Allen Post 910. The Clay-Wood Center is located at 135 Heery Road, Newnan, Georgia. The center had a “soft” opening on August 3, 2007

This center is truly a community effort. The thoughts, ideas and commitment of many people and groups came together to build this center. The center is named after two gentlemen who broke new ground in Coweta County. Mr. Wilbon Clay was the first African-American County Commissioner to be elected in Coweta County. Mr. Clay was a leader in the community until his death in 2000 and a mentor to his fellow namesake, Mr. Robert Wood. Mr. Wood served three terms as a Coweta County Commissioner from 1993 – 2004 and continues to be a leader in Coweta County.

The center features two buildings and outdoor amenities. The first building is a community center with a learning lab, conference room, kitchen and large meeting room. The second building is a gymnasium with a weight room, locker rooms and a basketball court. The outdoor amenities include a playground, tennis courts and a pavilion with picnic tables. Meeting rooms and the pavilion may be reserved by calling 678-552-2530. In addition, programs will be coming soon to the Clay-Wood Community Center. The programs will be based on community needs expressed through a survey and are still being hashed out.

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