By Message Staff
PINEVILLE – A mini concert by Matt Papa helped Louisiana College reopened the doors to its newly renovated Guinn Auditorium Thursday, Aug. 23, during the school’s first chapel service of the fall semester.
LC President Rick Brewer told the students, faculty and staff gathered inside the 1,661-seat auditorium how thankful he was to be back in the facility which last hosted an event in June 2016. The building, used for chapel services, commencement exercises and other large gatherings, has new lights, sound system, HVAC, roof, ceiling, walls, floor and seats.
“It’s awesome to be back in here again,” Brewer said of the $6.5 million renovation. “To God be the glory.”
The building is one of 18 school buildings that have received interior and exterior improvements after GuideOne Insurance approved a claim for $18 million of projects that stem from an April 2015 hail storm. The school contacted GuideOne to request an inspection, which revealed the refurbishment would be rather costly but the insurer agreed to cover all the repairs.
“GuideOne has been incredibly gracious throughout this process,” Brewer said. “We are deeply grateful for every consideration.”
The Matt Papa Band will hold a full concert in Guinn Auditorium this evening, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at Guinn Auditorium starting at 6 p.m.
Louisiana College’s chapel services are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. A full list can be found at https://www.lacollege.edu/students/grow-spiritually/chapel-schedule/