We were thrilled to celebrate the Grand Opening of Bethany Village's new gathering space for events and fellowship - The Richard D. Rife Center. (See photos below.) The ceremony took place on August 3 in the Rife Center to a full house. And with a capacity of 500, that is a lot of people! See the CBS 21 feature on the Grand Opening and a Facebook video of the attendees posted by Alicia Richards of ABC 27 News, who served as our emcee for the event.
Remarks by Bethany Village Executive Director Brian Grundusky and Asbury Foundation VP of Development J.D. Shuman underscored the gratitude we feel for the center's namesake, Richard D. Rife, and the more than 400 residents, associates and partners who made this new space possible through donations and thousands of volunteer hours.
The Richard D. Rife Center is the first piece of a larger Building Our Community enhancement campaign underway. We are excited to see the next chapter unfold and to begin putting this beautiful new space to work!