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A large renovation has been taking place at Centenary United Methodist Church. This project’s focus was the rehabilitation of a large portion of the Sunday School building that houses the children’s and youth ministries.

The church was originally constructed in 1930 with a significant addition in 1960. Lots of exterior work took place as well but the interior renovations were extensive and included over 37,000 sf of the approx. 100,000 sf building. All 3 floors of the 1960 addition were completely renovated.

The entire 4th floor of the 1930’s original building was fully reconfigured and renovated. You can view the full article here. Centenary Youth Kitchen

Futuristic’ and ‘fantastic’ — new Clemmons Library is a hit with patrons

June 10, 2021 The new $5.6 million Clemmons library opened last week, and it offers plenty of space for patrons to enjoy. This is a large contrast to the old library that was ‘cramped, outdated, and located in a high-traffic area on Clemmons road.” 

The opening of this new library comes 11 years after voters in Forsyth County approved a $40 million bond that paid for the library in addition to two others in Kernersville and Winston-Salem. The other two opened in the past few years. 

Other than more square footage than the previous library, this includes a new space for teenagers, an expanded children’s area with a reading/story time room, additional meeting rooms, and an auditorium. 

You can view the full article from The Winston-Salem Journal by Lisa O’Donnell here.

Clemmons Library Interior Space

New era begins for the High Point Community Foundation

Last week, the Community Foundation relocated to its new office headquarters for the third time since opening its doors. Most recently, the Community Foundation relocated to a new suite of offices on the second floor of the new Congdon Yards on W. English Road. The Congdon family has been a faithful advocate of the Foundation, so joining in the new venture was an easy decision. The new offices were funded by the Foundation family, rather than using resources that could have gone to grants to pay for the new space. “I wanted to say that this move, this new era for the Foundation, was supported and underwritten by our entire Foundation family.” 

Another key aspect to this move has been the design and upfit of the office and the acquisition of new furniture which has been completely handled by three foundation trustees. The design and layout have been expertly overseen by John Kennett of Freeman Kennett Architects. The purchase of office furniture and donated Davis furniture has been handled by Ashley Williams, who is a second-generation trustee following her father, Danny Davis. Finally, the office construction has been supervised by Stephanie Young of I.L. Long Construction. These three remarkable trustees of the Foundation have been a tremendously talented and committed team who have brought expertise, experience and commitment to the project.

More from this High Point Enterprise Article can be found here.



High Point Community Foundation Front Desk





We’ve Moved to Congdon Yards

This month, the Community Foundation completed its third move as they relocated to a new suite of offices on the 2nd Floor of the newly renovated Factory and Plant 7 buildings, Congdon Yards. These buildings were spearheaded by Business High Point- Chamber of Commerce and built for the people of High Point.

The Earl and Kitty Congdon Foundation and the Congdon family have displayed their bold vision and underscored their steadfast commitment to our community by creating a dynamic venue that will propel High Point into a new era.” The Congdon family has been one of the Foundation’s faithful advocates, friends and donors over the years so joining in this new venture was an easy decision to make for the Foundation’s leadership. 

Read more from this article from the High Point Community Foundation website here.


High Point Community Foundation Front Desk

New Construction on Clemmons Library

Forsyth County is about to begin construction on another new library in one of the fastest growing places, Clemmons, NC.  The population of Clemmons is now more than 20,000 people and business is booming along the main corridor. Many say the current library, which has served this community since 1984, needs many changes to accommodate the rapid growth. Residents and local leaders say it’s too cramped and parking and traffic needs aren’t being met. 

Deputy County Manager Damon Sanders-Pratt says the new library will be more than double in size.

“The current facility has five public computers, the new one will have up to 31 public computers,” says Sanders-Pratt. “There will be a distinct teen space, which doesn’t exist at the current facility. There will be a truly separate and distinct children’s area, so it will be significantly bigger at 20,000 square feet.”

The full article from WFDD’s Keri Brown can be found here.