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Sexton Hall expanding in south Forsyth
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SOUTH FORSYTH -- Improvements are coming to a popular south Forsyth senior center.

During a recent work session, the Forsyth County commission voted unanimously to award a bid for improvements at Sexton Hall Enrichment Center to Patriot Construction Inc. in Crawford for $1,259,000.

The largest part of the project is an about 3,400-square-foot expansion on the back of the building.

“That’s by far the bulk of the area. The rest is [a] pull-through entrance, additional parking for the Meals on Wheels people and redoing the kitchen area. I think they call it a servery now,” Deputy County manager Tim Merritt said.

Among the improvements will be upgraded lighting and ceiling, a new entrance vestibule and a new canopy entrance.

Sexton Hall serves adults 50 years and older and offers a variety of programing including classes, exercise and musical activities.

Merritt said in a later interview the project currently does not have a start date but that Sexton Hall would remain open during the process.

The project is part of a special 1-cent sales tax program.

Sexton Hall is located at 2115 Chloe Road. More information can be found online at forsythco.com/Departments-Offices/Senior-Services/Sexton-Hall or http://bit.ly/1Ub00pU.