FCCOA celebrates expansion of facility

Cutting the ribbon during the grand re-opening of the newly expanded Fairfield County Council on Aging are, center, Connie Munn, director of S.C. Council on Aging, Herb Rentz, chair of the FCCOA board and Angie Connor, director of FCCOA. | Photo: Barbara Ball

WINNSBORO – A ribbon cutting ceremony kicked off what will be a year of celebrating 50 years the Fairfield County Council on Aging has served the county’s seniors of Fairfield County.

“This is a very special year for us,” Angie Connor, Director of the center told The Voice. “Our 50th anniversary marks over 5,000,000 meals sent out, over 400 people helped a year and over 500 wonderful volunteers.”

About 70 members of the community as well as the town and county’s elected officials gathered on Friday, Jan. 27 to celebrate the opening of the facility’s expanded space at 210 E. Washington Street in Winnsboro.

Following a presentation by Connor, FCCOA staff served refreshments and conducted tours of the new spaces that feature an improved kitchen and an additional program space.

“With the 2,200 square feet of new space, we now have a total 5,000 square feet,” Connor said. “This gives us the space we need to introduce newer programming for the county’s senior population. This is such an exciting time for us, and we look forward to sharing it all with the community.”

Oyster Roast

According to FCCOA Director Angie Connor, the inaugural FCCOA oyster roast. held Saturday, Jan. 29, was a huge success with about 75 people attending. Besides oysters, included live music from Taylor Ingle, lots of good food and fellowship. The funds raised will go toward enhanced activities for the seniors who are served by the center.

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