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Cryer Center grand opening set for Sunday

The recently-built Cryer Center on Route 33 near Locust Hill, which will be shared by Hands Across Middlesex, Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofit groups, will hold its grand opening this Sunday, January 24.

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

  • 1:30 p.m., ribbon cutting (Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen and Little Miss Spat).
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., open house (tours and refreshments).
  • 2:30 p.m., grand opening ceremony (host Macey White); opening prayer by Lyle Predmore, president of Habitat for Humanity in Middlesex; remarks by Hands Across Middlesex president Penny Lawson; recognition of dignitaries; and dedication and closing prayer (Pastor Mike Cook).
  • 3 to 4 p.m., continue open house with tours and refreshments.

The Cryer Center is a regional facility that will be owned and operated by its tenants to serve anyone in need or crisis without cost.

It is a gift from the Cryer family to the residents of our area for the use of nonprofit agencies to help those in need. The Cryers provided the center, its furnishings and equipment without cost to the organizations involved with its use.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend this Sunday’s festivities.

posted 01.20.2010

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