NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Central Arkansas Christian will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site of its new North Little Rock Elementary campus (former Heflin YMCA).
At the beginning of 2012, CAC announced plans to purchase the property and facilities at 6101 JFK Blvd, former home to the Heflin Branch YMCA. Following site studies and municipal approval, CAC closed on the property in April and immediately began renovation of the nearly 13-acre property at the corner of JFK Blvd and Kierre Drive.
The goal was to move the school's elementary campus in the area, then housed inside the Sylvan Hills Church of Christ, to the new property beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. Wednesday, Aug. 15 began the new academic year for CAC, with grades Pre-K 3 through 6 attending classes at this new, renovated location.
Members of CAC's administration and board of directors, as well as parents and a group of students will attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning. CAC president Dr. Carter Lambert will speak briefly, followed by Mayor Patrick Hays, and CAC co-founder and board member Doug Freeman will pray over the new campus.
Following the ceremonial "ribbon-cutting," attendees will be given an opportunity to tour the new building and property and enjoy refreshments.