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The N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund announced recently Bladen County Schools will receive a grant in the amount of $110,000 for the construction of the East Bladen High School Agricultural Education Building.

Bladen County Schools Maintenance Director Lou Nelon addressed the Elizabethtown Rotary Club on Wednesday regarding the building. He told those gathered the building will consist of stalls for the animals and labs. It will be modeled after the metal agricultural building used by students at Gray’s Creek High School in Cumberland County.

The proposed building for East Bladen High School will feature a metal building with stalls for the animals located along the exterior and an interior space for labs. He explained the goal is to have the construction of the building completed by August 2018.

Nelon said, “It really is for the community.” The building will be able to host regional 4-H events and other community events.

Members of the Tobacco Trust Fund toured the Gray’s Creek facility and met with representatives from Bladen County Schools.

“They could see what the goal was and the type of quality program we have,” said Nelon.

He said the school district was notified in late November they would be receiving the grant.

Rotarian Jason Britt is inducted into the Elizabethtown Rotary Club by President Anne Beyer.

In other business, President Anne Beyer inducted Jason Britt into the club and presented him with his Rotary pin.

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