Pavilion Ribbon Cutting

August 18, 2022


Farmville is gearing up for the fall and its first major event will be a Ribbon Cutting event for the Nathan R. Cobb, Sr. (NRCS) Foundation, Inc. Community Pavilion at 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 8. Located at 3876 South Walnut Street, the new outdoor event venue will be used for Foundation events, but it also will be available for community gatherings.

“We want to add value to Farmville,” says Dr. Alma C. Hobbs, NRCS President and daughter of the late Nathan R. Cobb, Sr. “We plan to rent it out to community groups and the proceeds will help us provide more scholarships, which is one of the mission programs of the Foundation.

Financed through a USDA Rural Development grant, the new structure will provide an outdoor area for people to gather as well as an enclosed space that houses a kitchen, restrooms, and storage area to help facilitate a variety of events. JKF Architecture designed the facility, which is being built by Burney and Burney Construction.

“The Pavilion is conveniently located in a space that is already community based,” says Hobbs, who also is a Town Commissioner in Farmville. “Its purpose is to serve the town. It is an outreach to the community.”

NRCS Foundation, Inc. Board Members, USDA representatives, Town officials, and members of the Farmville Chamber of Commerce, will be on hand for the Ribbon Cutting.

“We are very excited about this Ribbon Cutting,” says Lori Drake, the Executive Director of the Farmville Chamber of Commerce. “The Pavilion is a great addition to our community. It provides another wonderful event venue for our active town, continues the progress of developing South Main Street, and kicks off our Chamber functions for the fall.”

According to Drake, the Farmville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting several Ribbon Cutting and Ribbon Tying events in the fall. The Chamber offers Ribbon Cutting celebrations for new businesses or those established businesses who have moved to a new location. The Ribbon Tying ceremonies recognize businesses who have renovated, changed ownership or who are celebrating an anniversary or other milestone. The Ribbon Cutting and Ribbon Tying events are courtesy of the Chamber.

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For more information, contact Lori Drake, Executive Director of the Farmville Chamber of Commerce at 252-753-4671 or send an email.