Fri, January 30, 2009
Delaney Field Clubhouse Opens
The Delaney Field Clubhouse, a new community center on Carlisle Barracks, will celebrate a ribbon-cutting Feb. 5 at 10 am. The approximately $1.3 million facility features a community room, kitchen, TV lounge, internet cafe', and a children's play room, totaling 6,000 square-feet of space.
McPhillips also discussed naming the building after Brig. Gen. Matthew A. Delaney, the Commandant of the Medical School on Carlisle Barracks from 1933-1935.
"During his time in command, General Delaney oversaw and executed the largest buildup that Carlisle Barracks had ever seen. The post was in a constant state of construction. This is oddly similar to today," said McPhillips.
Everyone at the ceremony remarked the great changes taking place and they noted that the Delaney Field Clubhouse is a highlight of the evolution the post is making.
The clubhouse's community room has added a location for post residents to come together, they said. The large room can be reserved by residents for an array of events, bringing together friends and neighbors. The room features a gas fireplace, large flat-screen television and leather furniture. It also has an accordion door that can divide the room into two smaller spaces, if needed.
Adjoining the community room is a full kitchen furnished with modern appliances. The kitchen enables the community house to hold events with food and drinks such as potlucks, coffees, or birthday parties.
In addition to having the sports field out behind the clubhouse, the children's play room provides a location for families to gather on play dates after school.
"This community center is our way of saying thank you to all of you and your families," said Christopher Williams, Executive Vice President of Balfour Beatty Communities.
"We understand you make great sacrifices. You all certainly deserve this great place to gather and enjoy being together when you are not fighting thousands of miles away," continued Williams.
"Please enjoy this community center; we are blessed to take care of you all for once."
To read more on the Delaney Field Club House and Carlisle Barracks Construction visit http://www.carlisle.army.mil/construction/