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Godwin Dedicates Recreation Room Addition To Town Hall

Mar 26, 2018

FAYETTEVILLEThe Town of Godwin held a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony March 24 for a new recreation room addition to the Town Hall. The ceremony was the culmination of months of planning and construction.


The 2,104-square-foot addition includes a large multipurpose room, restrooms, a janitor’s closet and storage room. The expansion is connected to the building’s existing kitchen. The Town Hall, located at 4924 Markham Street, is adjacent to the Godwin Town Park and residents will be able to rent the indoor space from the town for hosting events and other activities.


The project cost $284,729 and was paid for with Parks & Recreation district tax funding.


Godwin Mayor Willie Burnette said the project provides a much-needed place for residents of Godwin and northern Cumberland County to hold events.


“Now we have a community building and we can have events for people of all ages without them having to go to Eastover or Fayetteville,” Burnette said. “This is so good for the community.”


Burnette said Cumberland County government played a key role in getting the addition built.


“We couldn’t have done this without Cumberland County,” Burnette said. “Everyone made this happen – the board of commissioners, county manager, county engineer and parks and recreation.”


Commissioner Glenn Adams, who was chairman of the Board of Commissioners when the project commenced, attended the dedication and ribbon cutting.


“I am proud Cumberland County was able to provide funding and engineering expertise for Godwin – a town rich in history, character and diversity, which adds so much to our great County,” Adams said. “This will be a great meeting place for the citizens of Godwin and surrounding areas.”


Cumberland County Engineering and Infrastructure Director Jeffery Brown, who worked closely with the contractor, Hayes Inc., and town officials, provided oversight for the project.


“It was a positive experience and a true example of collaboration between two government entities working for the greater good for the citizens of the Town of Godwin and Cumberland County,” Brown said.