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The new cafeteria feels open, bright and welcoming.

New elementary school cafeteria debuts with holiday feast

Replacing a cafeteria that hadn’t been updated since the mid-1970s, the new space is bigger and brighter, from kitchen to serving line and dining area.

Catawba County Schools’ Director of School Nutrition Services Valda Robinson calls the new cafeteria at Claremont Elementary “a true community effort.” And appropriately enough, a Thanksgiving meal was the very first thing served in the $2.3 million cafeteria. The school, north of Charlotte, N.C., has 438 students, and 70 percent of them participate in school lunch.

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