Hoke County will hold a grand opening for invited guests Thursday, July 2 to celebrate the new Robert A. Wright Hoke County Agricultural Building.
The recently completed building will house the Hoke County Cooperative Extension and serve as a base for other local agricultural activities. The building features a large meeting space that can also double as an emergency shelter. The center also has kitchens for catering and for cooking demonstrations, and office space.
The county paid cash for the roughly $4.8 million building. The project broke ground last August and construction wrapped up in May. The building is named for long-time Hoke County Commissioner Robert “Bobby” Wright, who is a noted local farmer.