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Wyngate at RiversEdge has grand opening

Residents, family, friends and community members gathered at one of the entrances of The Wyngate at RiversEdge community for their official grand opening Thursday in Rome Township.

Residents, family, friends and community members gathered at one of the entrances of The Wyngate at RiversEdge community for their official grand opening Thursday in Rome Township.

 

ROME TOWNSHIP — Wyngate at RiversEdge senior living facility had its grand opening Thursday with the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce cutting the ribbon.

“This is our ribbon cutting ceremony in partnership with the chamber of commerce,” Rachel Sargent, residence manager at Wyngate, said. “It’s a chance to showcase our community,”

Although the assisted living section of Wyngate has been open since October of last year and the independent living section opened in January, the grand opening was held off until Thursday.

Sargent gave a welcome followed by an invocation from pastor Mike Smith of the First Baptist Church of Proctorville and a speech by Lawrence County Commissioner Les Boggs.

“We’re just so blessed to have this in our county and our community,” Boggs said to the crowd. “What did you see a couple years ago? You looked over and you saw a field. Now see what you have. We’re thankful to have this place here for the community.”

Boggs also talked about the need for facilities like Wyngate in Lawrence County and how in the past seniors would have to move away if they needed to move into a senior living facility.

After the ribbon cutting, lunch and refreshments were served as well as music by singer John Eric Booth.

A grand opening celebration event is also scheduled for Saturday from noon-3 p.m. and will feature a live band, free cookout, drinks, and tours.