MOUNT VERNON — Hundreds of community members, dignitaries and KCCC faculty, staff, students and former students flocked to the Knox County Career Center Training Facility for Health and Wellness on Thursday for the official opening ceremony and open house.
Knox County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carol Grubaugh launched the festivities.
“On behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, the board of directors and the Chamber Ambassadors,” she said, “we are all very pleased to be part of this ribbon cutting ceremony. Congratulations on your new facility.”
LPN coordinator Jami Nininger and adult education director Jane Marlow then wielded the scissors, the ribbon was cut and a dedication plaque presented to Marlow.
Welcoming the guests, KCCC superintendent Bernie Pachmayer said, “We believe in Knox County and we believe in our career center. We are excited and happy this is done.”
The guests then toured the facility, which many said was “awesome.” Visitors also enjoyed the many pieces of artwork on display in the lecture hall, courtesy of Creative Foundations, as well as students from Centerburg, Clear Fork, Danville, East Knox, Fredericktown and Mount Vernon. The elaborate buffet prepared by chef and catering students was also a hit with the crowd.