More than 80 people turned out for a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Forsyth Tech to celebrate the commencement of construction on the college’s new Stokes County Center at 1165 Dodgetown Road in the Meadows community near Walnut Cove.
The Center represents the college’s first permanent facility in Stokes County.
On hand to offer remarks were Dr. Gary Green, president of Forsyth Tech; Ed Welch, Chair of Forsyth Tech’s Board of Trustees; Ronda Jones, Chair of the Stokes County Commissioners; and Ann Watts, director of Stokes County operations for Forsyth Tech.
Attendees included county commissioners, the county manager, members of the board of education, the school superintendent, representatives from the offices of Sen. Richard Burr and U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, State Rep. Bryan Holloway, members of Forsyth Tech’s Board of Trustees and Foundation Board, as well as students from the Stokes Early College program.
Watts expressed her excitement for the center, saying, “It’s been over 30 years in the making, and I could not be more proud.”