A school grand opening and dedication was held at Carroll-Oakland School on the afternoon of Sunday, November 8. The newly-renovated facility is located at 4664 Hunters Point Pike. Modifications made to the building and grounds cost over $13 million and include a loop drive to help avoid traffic back-up on the highway, a drainage system installed in the playground area, outdoor LED lighting, and a beautiful gym, complete with a stage for performances and seating for close to 1,000 students.
The gym was the site of the dedication ceremony on Sunday, which featured Wilson County Schools Director Dr. Donna Wright, Carroll-Oakland School Principal Carol Ferrell, Wilson County School Board Chairman Larry Tomlinson, Wilson Co. Commissioner Keeny Reich, and Jason Morris of KBJM Architects. The public was invited to attend the event and to tour the school.
School and county officials joined the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber staff for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new entry to the school following the indoor ceremony.