Bahnson Gives WinMock Renovation A Thumbs Up
Published 12:00 am Monday, June 6, 2011
By Jim Buice
Bert Bahnson remembers when he was a little boy roaming the farm at what has now been transformed into WinMock at Kinderton, a special events center.
“It was a wonderful way to grow up,” Bahnson said. “I was hunting and fishing and shooting 22s at 10 years old. We had hay rides. I loved it out here.”
Bahnson, 64, was just a small boy when his family bought the old country estate, which was built in the 1920s by S. Clay Williams, former president of RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Now, instead of holding 800 dairy cattle, the old barn has been reconfigured into a facility that can accommodate corporate meetings, weddings and social events.
WinMock at Kinderton held a sneak peak last Thursday for clients, local event vendors and others near and dear to the project, including Bahnson. A community open house is scheduled for Sunday from 2-5 p.m.
“It has all come together very nicely,” Bahnson said as he took a break from touring the refurbished barn. “It’s a perfect use for it. I’m just real tickled with the way everything turned out. It’s going to be a great addition to the county …