Campers at the Alabama 4-H Center in Shelby County will snooze more comfortably in the Alfa Dormitory after the building underwent almost $50,000 in renovations.
The Alfa Foundation provided the renovation funding. Members of the Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Farmers Federation had a ribbon-cutting Nov. 10 to commemorate the rededication.
The remodel included removing wood paneling, installing drywall, renovating bathrooms and upgrading the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.
“Thousands of students visit the 4-H Center annually, where they learn important lessons about leadership and citizenship,” said Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance President Jimmy Parnell. “We’re happy to provide them with better accommodations through this renovation.”
The Alabama 4-H Center opened in 1980. The Alfa Dormitory was built four years later through donations from county Farmers Federations and doubled housing capacity at the center. Currently, the two-story dorm includes 64 beds.
“The Alfa Dormitory renovation represents a major improvement to the accommodations we are able to offer the youth of Alabama and serves as a visual reminder of the commitment Alfa and so many other organizations and individuals have made to the education of the young people in our state,” said Charles Hurst, Alabama 4-H Center manager.
The Alfa Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) established by Alfa Insurance to support charitable causes.