In May 2009 the Pulaski County School System closed Woodstock Elementary for the final school year. Come August the former Woodstock students from the northern Pulaski County area would be going to a new school, Northern Elementary, on Highway 39 just 6 miles north of Somerset. With this new state of the art school, it left the building at Woodstock empty and no longer used.
There were several meetings throughout the summer as to what to do with the building that was once Woodstock Elementary. Some wanted to sell it and some wanted to use it for other things. However, in the end the Pulaski County Government leased the building from the Pulaski County School System and it was to become the Woodstock Community Center, making it part of the Pulaski County Government Parks and Recreation.
A governing board was appointed by the Pulaski County Fiscal Court to oversee the day to day operations of the Community Center and report to the Pulaski County Fiscal Court. Today that governing board consist of: Wes Hargis (President), Steve Burton (Vice President), Andy Roberts (Treasurer), Tammy Vaught (Secretary) and Nyoka Gholson (Member At Large). This board meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM in the Board Room at the Community Center and everyone is invited to attend.
Although the Woodstock Community Center is part of the Pulaski County Government Parks and Recreation and is included in the annual budget, the Woodstock Community Center is for the most part self-sustaining financially. It is thru donations, auction concessions, room rentals and our annual fund raiser that the Woodstock Community Center operates.