Asnuntuck Community College (ACC) will be unveiling its new Tower Lobby and Student Center on Wednesday, September 13th with a 3 p.m. ribbon cutting. The event is open to the public. The new area features Arnie’s Cafe, student organization offices, an employee lounge, student lounges and comfortable spaces for students and the public to congregate, study, and grab a bite to eat. ACC’s Follett Bookstore has relocated to the lobby area. The grand Tower Lobby and Student Center will be available to the students and community. Additionally a new conference center is currently under construction. Guests will be able to learn more about the college’s programs during the festivities. Tours of the new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center will be available, where guests will see the college’s state-of-the-art machinery in the new 27,000 square foot building. Asnuntuck’s Continuing Education office will share information regarding their healthcare career programs and will offer samples of esthetic services to those in attendance. Immediately following the ribbon cutting, Asnuntuck Community College and the Town of Enfield will also come together for a third year to offer a Fall Festival and Homecoming Event on Wednesday. Vendors, who have participated in the Town of Enfield’s Community and Farmers Market throughout the season, will be on hand to sell and promote their products and services, until dusk. In addition to the Community and Farmers Market ACC’s Student Government will be sponsoring activities in partnership with the CT Army National Guard. The Guard will lead basketball activities and an obstacle course in addition to other activities. Local duo KGDB will perform, and WACC will also provide music for the event. Festivities will include Henna tattoos, cotton candy, KnockerBall soccer, spike ball, and additional games. Enfield’s own Powder Hollow Brewery will offer beer sampling, and will have beer for sale as well. Lost Acres Vineyard will be offering a tasting and selling their product as well. Every Alumni registered will receive an Asnuntuck Alumni Mug. Refreshments will be served and Asnuntuck’s newest addition, Arnie’s Corner Café, will also have food for sale. For more information contact Keith Madore at or 860-253-3041.
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