FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Groundbreaking for the Maxwell Regional Agricultural and Convention Center
On July 14, 2016 the County and City Officials broke ground for the $18-million dollar Maxwell Regional Agricultural & Convention Center and Farmer’s Market. The project was a collaborative effort between the County of Wayne and the City of Goldsboro. Dignitaries, business leaders and community members attended Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony. The event got underway at 10:00 a.m. on the site of the new facility adjacent to Wayne Community College.
Wayne County Board of Commissioners Agriculture Committee Chairman Bill Pate who was the emcee for the ceremony said, “Consideration for an Agriculture Center or Convention Center began about twenty years ago but a push was made within the last four years to make it a reality.”
Wayne County Commissioner Chairman Joe Daughtery welcomed those in attendance Thursday. District 1 Commissioner Ray Mayo led the Invocation. Remarks were made by Goldsboro Milling Company CEO, John Pike; Wayne Cooperative Extension Director, Kevin Johnson; North Carolina House District 4 Representative and State Agriculture Committee member, Jimmy Dixon; HH Architecture President, Kristen Hess; T.A. Loving Company CEO, Sam Hunter; and Goldsboro Mayor “Chuck” Allen.