Tuesday, northern Holmes County, a dedication ceremony took place for a multi-purpose building that will be used during times' of emergency.
More than one-hundred area residents took part in the celebration of the New Hope Fire and Emergency Shelter. It'll also be used as an ambulance substation.
With the use of state inmate labor Holmes officials say the million dollar facility was built for less than $300,000 initially.
Longtime New Hope Volunteer Fire Chief Gwen Evans was instrumental in getting the state and federal dollars in place to build the emergency center:
The building is named after Chief Evans late husband, Homer Evans. The Evans and their children have volunteered their time with the department since the late 1970's.