Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rededication of the Al Wheeler Athletic Center

As the preceding image suggests, Peru State enjoyed wonderful weather on Tuesday, September 16, for the re-dedication of the refurbished and beautiful Al Wheeler Center.

You can see a slide show of 75 images from the festivities.

You can see a series of images Angela Allgood, Becky Johnson, and Micki Willis sent me of the inside of the Al Wheeler center. And I also got a small batch of photographs of the construction on the center.

Inside the center beginning at 4:30, Peru State College's Interim President and State College Chancellor, Dr. Stan Carpenter, began the ceremonies, thanking the multitude of people who played important roles in making the idea for the new athletic center a reality.

A boisterous crowd voiced its appreciation when Al Wheeler's son joined Carpenter at the podium and offered his enthusiastic appreciation of and words praise for Peru State College's continued growth and excellence.

After the ceremony, many people took tours of the impressive facility that includes a
Sky Box that affords a splendid view of the courts below, as the picture on the right suggests.

Those interested in taking a tour of the Al Wheeler Center will have no problem finding folks willing to show off the "new" facility that hosted its first event the day of the ceremony, a PSC Volleyball Game I was not able to attend.

With festivities concluded at the center, the crowd moved to the college campus for good food and fine music supplied by the Peru State College Jazz Band--featured a few times in this blog's archives--directed by Dr. Pat Fortney.

As the next series of photographs indicates, the crowd enjoyed a grand time on the grass on a fine evening.

I posted for the interested some 75 pictures from the event at this site. If you see something that appeals to you, just download the image; the file is large enough to support a good-sized photograph.

Enjoy the pictures.


Tim Grizzle said...


Do you have any pictures from inside the event center? I could only make out a tiny bit through the Skybox windows.


Tim G.

Becky said...

These are great Dr. Clemente!

Bill said...

Thanks Becky. And Tim, I did not take a lot of pictures of the various rooms and the like beyond what you see.


Bill said...

On the page, you will find a link that takes you to 75 images from the festivities.


Brittania said...

Well said.