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A ribbon cutting event was held at the county’s new Community Center by the Parks and Recreation Authority and Chamber of Commerce. The new building will be used for many recreational sportrs and events and new programs will start in April for citizens of all ages to enjoy.

Pike County’s new Community Center officially opened

A ribbon cutting event was held at the county’s new Community Center on Twin Oaks Road Feb. 3 with a large crowd getting to tour the facilities afterward.

The new building has large activity room with a kitchen for rental, two multi-purpose activity rooms for programs and classes, a conference meeting room, storage space, two offices for recreation staff and a front lobby with a receptionist desk.

“The Community Center will be used for programs like aerobics, yoga, karate, boot camp, line dancing, arts and crafts classes and music classes,” said PCPRA di- rector Larry Moss. “It will also be used for recre- ation board and coaches meetings, events such as family reunions, birth- day parties, the annual Father/Daughter Dance, e-sports programs, sports registration and Summer Day Camp.”

The first big event will be the Father/Daughter Dance on March 10.

To register for the dance or programs, call the recreation department at 770-567-2027 or go to

“We’d like to thank United Bank for helping with the funding, McLeRoy for what a fantastic job they’ve done turning this pavilion into a really nice building,” said Parks and Recreation Authority chairman Chris Childress. “This is Phase 1A of a bigger master plan and it’s much needed. We’ve registered more than 750 kids for sports in less than two weeks so essentially, we’ve maxed out the fields we currently have in just two weeks of registration. Now that this project is complete, we can focus on more improvements so we can continue to have as many kids out here as possible to use these facilities.”

Zebulon mayor Joe Walter thanked the county and recreation department on behalf of Pike Soccer, noting that the program had an additional 100 kids in their last season and improvement at the soccer fields were needed and appreciated.

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