From prom to pom-poms, pomp and circumstance to Peter Pan, the newly renovated Roxboro Community School facility will see a little bit of everything, and helping make all of this possible is a $360,000 zero-interest loan from Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation.
The school is located in an old textile factory which has been updated in phases into functional spaces, while maintaining the charm of the old facility. The loan assisted in converting the remaining unused parts of the building into a space for theater, dance instruction and performances, as well as a gymnasium which provides a space for athletics, graduation, prom and other activities.
“Our school is very grateful to receive this zero-interest loan from Piedmont Electric,” said Natalie Brozy, Managing Executive Director of Roxboro Community School. “This loan will help us continue to build upon the tradition of excellent student outcomes through programs that nurture a variety of student interests.”
The funds were loaned by Piedmont Electric as part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program (REDLG). The program provides zero-interest loans and grants to local electric cooperatives who in turn lend the money to local entities for projects that support rural areas.
“We are proud once again to support a community in which we serve and help Roxboro Community School complete its renovations for activities which will improve the student experience,” said Bill R. Barber, Board Chairman of Piedmont Electric.