Monday, March 22, 2010

DCC hosts public updates on Scruggs Center progress: Meetings set for Monday, Tuesday

Destination Cleveland County (DCC) invites the public to a presentation of the work to date on Phase I Exhibit Design for the Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories of the Carolina Foothills to be housed in the 1907 Courthouse on the Square in Shelby. Four events will be held at locations around the county Monday and Tuesday.


Don Gibson Theatre: 10 a.m.

Lawndale Community Center: 1 p.m.

Boiling Springs Methodist Church Fellowship Hall: 5 p.m.


Kings Mountain Historical Museum: 10 a.m.

Cissy Foote Anklam, Washington, DC, who is serving as DCC’s team coordinator for the Center will present the preliminary walk-through of the new Center. Design work to date has been based on the master plan created in 2008, the Cultural Inventory by UNC-CH graduate researchers, the efforts of DCC volunteers in documenting Cleveland County’s treasured objects and artifacts, and the gathering of oral histories from local residents.

“Most of our work has been behind the scenes. Now, we have something tangible for our residents to see and we are so excited,” said Millie Arey Wood, history co-chairman.

“Once completed, in hopefully late 2011, the Center along with DCC’s other successful project, the Don Gibson Theatre, is projected to bring an economic impact to our county of over $180,000,000 over a 10-year period-that’s 18 million a year to our county’s bottom line and that’s significant!” said J.T. Scruggs, co-chairman of the capital campaign and the Earl Scruggs Center.

DCC encourages citizens to attend one of the events.

Destination Cleveland County, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 whose mission is to unite our county’s history, heritage, culture and arts to create a vibrant economy while embracing the future and preserving the past.