Library, Chamber hosting After Hours

Published 9:06 am Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Greenville-Butler County Public Library and Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting an After Hours on Thursday, June 16 at the library’s newest addition: The Camellia Pavilion.

“This is an opportunity for us to show off the new facility,” said GBCPL Director Kevin Pearcey. “This project would not have happened without the cooperation between the Library Board of Trustees and the City of Greenville, as well as help from The Daniel Foundation. It really is a beautiful and well-designed building and we anticipate it being put to great use.”

The event starts at 5 p.m. and will conclude at 6:30 p.m.

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The Pavilion was finished in early April. It’s an open-air facility with a warming kitchen well-suited for caterers, two restrooms, and storage for tables and chairs. A fountain behind the facility includes a millstone donated by Forest Home resident Linda Till.

The Pavilion, itself, is dedicated to the memory of the late Frances Daniel Branum, library patron and member of the Board of Trustees.

“There’s so many people that worked hard to ensure the Pavilion was ready by April,” said Pearcey. “Richard Branum helped out tremendously, as did city employees Jennifer Stringer and Jimmy Cole. The Board of Trustees and my predecessor, Burke McFerrin, put in a ton of work on this project. They have my respect and appreciation.”

Light refreshments will be served and Montgomery author K.T. Archer will be on-hand signing copies of her new book The Silver Spoon. Archer is a Monroeville native. Visit her website at