BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky – The community education of Bowling Green and Warren County is celebrating a special milestone.
This morning, the Education Center celebrated its 50th year of serving the city and county by cutting the ribbon.
Several local faces showed up to congratulate the achievement, including Warren County Executive Judge Doug Gorman, Executive Director Nancy (Firkins) Hinten, and Executive Director Debbie Wade Jordan.
The event was attended by the first Director of Community Education, Dr. Don Butler, W.H He looked back at the past fifty years.
“Did we achieve all of our goals at the time? No, but we did create a vision for the future of community education here and across Kentucky,” Butler said. “So many people have worked tirelessly to achieve where Community Education in Bowling Green and Warren County is in 2023 – still evolving into changes and making a difference in the lives of children, families, adults and seniors.”
Community Education provides up to 1,000 students with after-school programs during school days and offers adult education in fine arts, cooking, foreign language, and more. The center can also connect adults with volunteer opportunities.