ASHEBORO - A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and an Open House have been scheduled for Randolph Community College's new Richard Petty Education Center in July.

Seven-time NASCAR Champion Richard Petty and other dignitaries will be in attendance at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21. The ceremony will be followed by a tour of the facility and a short autograph session that is open to the public.

A separate Open House is set for 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, which will feature product demonstrations and vendors. The public is invited to tour the new 20,000-square-foot facility and view product demonstrations by PPG, Carolina Weld-Tek Inc., SEM Products, Hunter Engineering, and Walter Surface Technologies. Additional vendor booths will include Cornwell Tools, Snap-On Tools, Matco Tools, Carquest Auto Parts, and NAPA Auto Parts.

Food will be provided by members of Randolph Community College's Automotive Systems Technology and Autobody Repair Advisory Committees.

The Richard Petty Education Center is located on RCC's Asheboro Campus at 629 Industrial Park Avenue. To reach the Asheboro Campus, take the McDowell Road exit off Highway 220 Bypass (Future I-73/I-74), just south of the interchange with Highways 64 and 49.