The Town of Kent will cut the ribbon tonight on a new Welcome Center. The facility is located behind the Kent Station Pharmacy.
(Photos: Kent Chamber of Commerce)
It features public restrooms, an open porch with kiosk area and parking. The Welcome Center includes a directory and map highlighting Chamber members and visitor attractions. Trash and recycling bins are also on site.
The Welcome Center will be open 8am to 8pm.
The Welcome Center also includes a water bottle filler, electrical outlets for charging devices and an area with a coin-operated shower behind the building. Kent is along the Appalachian Trail and officials see a need for this for hikers making a stop in the town. The shower costs $2 for four minutes.
The grand opening is set for 5:30pm.