Central Arkansas Christian on Sept. 18 hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new North Little Rock Elementary campus, 6101 John F. Kennedy Blvd., which was formerly the Heflin Branch YMCA building.

At the beginning of 2012, CAC announced plans to purchase the property and facilities. Following site studies and municipal approval, CAC closed on the property in April and immediately began renovation of the nearly 13-acre property.

The goal was to move the school’s elementary campus in the area, then housed inside the Sylvan Hills Church of Christ, to the new property beginning with the 2012-13 school year.

Aug. 15 began the new academic year for CAC, with grades Pre-K and 3 through 6 attending classes at this new, renovated location.

Members of CAC’s administration and board of directors, as well as parents and a group of students, attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

CAC President Dr. Carter Lambert spoke briefly, followed by North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Hays, and CAC co-founder and board member Doug Freeman who prayed over the new campus.

Following the ceremonial "ribbon-cutting," attendees were given an opportunity to tour the new building and property and enjoy refreshments.