Belle Hall Dedication is Friday at Williams

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$2.3 million project

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – Williams Baptist College is set to dedicate its newest residence facility, Belle Hall, this Friday, December 1. The 43-bed women’s residence has been housing students during the fall semester, and the ribbon cutting ceremony will be part of Williams’s regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting.

The new facility was made possible in part by a $500,000 gift from the Jim Tom Butler family of Harrisburg. Butler has been a member of the Williams Board of Trustees, and his family has supported the college for many decades. The name for Belle Hall comes from his wife, Connie Belle Butler, and her family.

Members of the Butler family will also be present at the dedication ceremony.

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The $2.3 million project was constructed by Clark General Contractors of Walnut Ridge, and Brackett-Krennerich & Associates Architects of Jonesboro designed the building.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at approximately 11:15 a.m., in front of Belle Hall, which is located south of Nicholas Hall, on Fulbright Ave. The public is invited to attend the dedication.

Williams is a Christian, liberal arts college in Walnut Ridge, Ark. It will formally become Williams Baptist University in July of 2018.

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