Local officials, business owners, youth 4-H leaders and more gathered at the new University of Georgia Extension Office for Polk County on Monday to celebrate an official milestone.
Extension Coordinator Gibson Priest thanked county officials including most of the County Commission – Hal Floyd, Scotty Tillery, Linda Lile and Gary Martin were in attendance – who were on hand for a Polk County Chamber of Commerce-organized Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new offices held on Monday, following a long wait to get mostly back to normal for the organization after their move last year just down Main Street to the former headquarters of Cedarstream.
The new facility was one of two renovations in downtown Cedartown completed by the county over the past year, which also included an overhaul of the Mundy building that now serves as offices for the County Administration.
Polk County Commissioner Scotty Tillery said special thanks also go out to the Morris family for “basically donating the building to us” to provide a new office for the Extension Office.
The group stepped outside after a brief indoor ceremony for the sidewalk ribbon cutting in front of the building on Main Street.
The Polk County Chamber of Commerce will hold another ribbon cutting later in the week.
Check back for more on the upcoming ribbon cutting later this evening.