Harnett County will hold a grand opening celebration for the Boone Trail Community Center and Library Saturday, July 29 from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and offer residents a chance to purchase a piece of history.
Events will include a ribbon cutting ceremony along with free food, games and activities, a book sale, and a memorabilia sale where residents can purchase artifacts from the Old Boone Trail School including uniforms, desks, chairs, and other furnishings. Proceeds from the sale will go toward future improvements at the center.
“We’re excited to showcase this partnership between Harnett County Parks & Recreation and the Harnett County Public Library to bring much needed services to residents in the Boone Trail Community and surrounding area,” said Recreation Program Supervisor Drew Bryant. “We want to invite residents from all over Harnett County to come out and see what the Boone Trail Community Center and Library has to offer while enjoying plenty of games, food and entertainment.”
The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by the memorabilia sale, which will run from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. In addition to the sale, there will be free SnoBalls and popcorn provided by the Boone Trail Ruritan Club. The Friends of the Harnett County Public Library will also hold a used book sale from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and a special “Superhero Training” with Batman and Wonder Woman with interactive games and photo opportunities will be held from 11 to noon. Activities including a bounce house, cornhole, spikeball, and a mist tent will be available throughout the event.
Check the “Harnett County Government” and “Harnett County Parks and Recreation” Facebook pages closer to the event date for photos of some of the items for sale and prices. Only cash or checks will be accepted.
The Boone Trail Community Center and Library is located at the Old Boone Trail School site at 8500 Old U.S. 421, Lillington, in the Mamers community, and offers recreational amenities including a gymnasium, playground and two softball/baseball fields. Within the Community Center, there is a library stocked with children’s books, as well as Young Adult and Adult bestsellers; a computer area, open play/game table area; and a meeting room available for public use upon request. A walking trail is also planned for the site. Programs offered include Yoga, POUND, Tai Chi for Arthritis, open gym, story time, after school programs, Bingo Nights, Parents’ Night Out and Family Movie Nights.
The community center is a partnership between Harnett County Parks & Recreation and the Harnett County Public Library to provide public services at the former school site.
For more information on the Boone Trail Community Center and Library, programming and hours of operation, go to www.harnett.org/parkrec/.
Boone Trail School Memorabilia Sale Items
Check the “Harnett County Government” and “Harnett County Parks and Recreation” Facebook pages in the coming days for photos of some of the items for sale as well prices.
Various Boone Trail High School athletic uniforms
Small student chair (86)
Large student chair (47)
Chair/desk combo (130)
Small desk/chair combo (68)
Metal student desk (75)
Metal teacher desk (11)
Four-drawer filing cabinet (13)
Rolling chair (9)
Wood teacher desk (2)
Small student desk (30)
Trapezoid half table (7)
AV carts (2)
Wood cabinet (1)
Rolling wood desk (1)
Circle table (2)
Large office desk (2)