A benefit dinner and silent auction last week helped Central Baptist College raise more than $18,000 for the new library, according to a news release.
CBC held its Sixth Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction on Tuesday, March 5. Money went toward costs for the new 16,000-square-foot Library and Learning Commons to be built in conjunction with the Vision 2020: A Miracle in the Making campaign.
CBC plans to complete 10 major construction projects over 10 years, and has raised more than $10 million through its campaign.
The college recently demolished the old 1969 library to make room for a new $4 million library facility. The building will include features like a multimedia classroom, cafe and cafe seating area and science resource center, according to a previous news release.
The building is expected to be completed in November or December.
During last week’s event, guests were served a meal prepared by Chef Jill McCollum, director of Dining Services, followed by a message from Elmer Towns, co-founder of Liberty University. As a “thank you,” each guest received Towns’s book “Fasting for a Miracle,” a charter membership to the Coffee Club and a coffee mug.
Event sponsors were: First Service Bank, Ratliff Family, Kathy Linn, David and Sheryl Watkins, Travis and Sancy Faulk, Terry and Tricia Kimbrow, Conway Corporation, Damascus RV and AR Home Medical Care, Cameron Homes, Farris Agency, Simmons Bank, Bill and Rena Hoggard, Angela Conrad, Inc. and Events Rental, all Blue Sponsors; Joyce Garrison, Melba Keith, Norman and Norma Crass and Clark Contractors, all Silver Sponsors; Sysco Food Services of Arkansas, CBC Dining Services Staff, Presidential Leadership Council and the Central Baptist College Library, all Support Sponsors.