Neighborhood News

Dedication Ceremony of the L.C.C.
Jim Pitney Learning Center

JUNE 13, 2000 - A sunny break in the unseasonably cool and rainy spring provided a symbolic environment for the dedication of the new Learning Center built as a joint project between Lane Community College and the Junction City School District. 

Jim Pitney delivers his thanks and thoughts.

A large crowd representing residents of all ages and backgrounds gathered to watch the dedication. The center was named after Jim Pitney to honor him for a lifetime of service to the community and the L.C.C. board of directors. After the dedication, attendees went inside to listen to comments by school, college, and city officials; as well as watch demonstrations, tour the new facilities, and enjoy refreshments.

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Moderator Jamie Hooper introduces the speakers

L.C.C. President Jerry Moskus delivers opening remarks to the crowd before the sign is unveiled

Jim addresses the guests after unveiling the new sign outside the center.

Today was Jim's 80th birthday, and he and wife Betty admire the surprise birthday cake.

Painting demonstrations by the art league underscored the diversity of classes available.

The new computer room will be used by H.S. students, L.C.C. classes, and the community.

Guest speakers Larry Warford, Don Anderson, Dick Darst, Mayor Bev Ficek, and Country Coach systems manager Dick Sabath.

Local favorites Lynn and Larry Brown entertain guests in the community classroom with a rendition of "Everything's Coming Up Roses:.

A special cake was part of the refreshments.

After the ceremony, neighbors relax in the community classroom as classical guitar students from the high school entertain.