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When historic Beech Mountain Elementary School closed in 2009, the community came together
to secure a lease from the county to house Beech Mountain Community Center, home to
numerous weekly classes and physical activities. Photo by Jamie Shell

Originally published: 2013-04-10 10:12:13
Last modified: 2013-04-10 13:32:56

Beech Mountain Community Center meets local needs with key programs and services

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For residents in the Old Beech Mountain community, the area's past and future combine every day at Beech Mountain Community Center.

Since 2009, when Beech Mountain Community Development Club and Avery County commissioners agreed to a 99-year lease of the former Beech Mountain Elementary School at a cost of $1 per year, BMCC has offered multiple programs and events to both its local citizens and visitors from across Avery County and the surrounding region.

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