Public School Building Brought Back to Life in Camden County

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It was an exciting day for members of a Camden County community as they officially reopened an old school building.

On Wednesday, May 16th, Camden County officials and members of the community gathered to officially mark the reopening of the former Audubon Park public school building, which closed back in 1979.

Using Camden County community development block grants totaling more than $122,000, the county was able to re-purpose the building into a multi-use focal point of the borough.

Officials say the new building will now be able to better meet the needs of the community well into the future.

"Everyone was excited about the fact that we were going to bring this building back to life," said Larry Pennock, mayor of Audubon Park.

"Everybody was excited about the fact that they were now going to have a facility in the center of their town which they would be proud of and the support has been overwhelming."

By using the grant money for the improvements to the old school building, Audubon Park was able to reallocate their own dollars to fund the library and municipal sections of the building.

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