After many years of effort and hard work by a large group of people, the Center Point Senior Citizen’s Center is finally open for business. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on May 1 to commemorate the event.
Mayor Tom Henderson and Center Director Tiffany Wade were on hand to welcome the many guests in attendance. David Lamb served as the master of ceremonies. Also in attendance were State Representatives Owen Drake and Arthur Payne, Executive Director for Alabama Senior Services Irene Collins, County Commissioner Bettye Fine Collins, Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Bill Voight and Eloise Staples from the Jefferson County office of Senior Services, Battalion Chief Dusty Underwood, City Council members Roger Barlow, Linda Kennemur, Raymond Olan, Terry Leesburg and Danny King joined Mayor Henderson in welcoming the community to this event. Representatives from Congressman Spencer Bachus and the Jefferson County Community Development office were there as well.
Activities at the Senior Center begin on Monday, May 4. Lunch will be provided, but the numbers are limited and will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Many thanks to all of the people that made this Senior Center a reality.
Mayor Thomas Henderson welcomes the large crowd in attendance for the Grand Opening of the Center Point Senior Activity Center.
Mr. Winston (Wink) Chapman lead the Invocation.
David Lamb from NBC 13 news served as the master of ceremonies.
Bettye Fine Collins from the Jefferson County Commission address the crowd as Ms. Irene Collins looks on.
City of Birmingham Mayor William Bell
Bill Voight - Jefferson County Office of Senior Services
Mayor Henderson getting ready to cut the ribbon!
Let the fun begin!
Jefferson County Commissioner, Bettye Fine Collins and Center Director, Tiffany Wade