Giant chair draws crowds at tech center

Published 4:30 pm Friday, December 16, 2011

Student Shannon Tate and building construction instructor Jason Sosa give some perspective as to how tall the chair really is.

In an effort to help recruit new students, LeCroy Career/Tech Center’s construction class didn’t take a seat—they built one.

Building Construction instructor Jason Sosa and his students built an Adirondack chair that is a 300-percent scale version of the Adirondacks they typically build to reflect “Thinking Big with Career Tech,” the theme behind recruitment for next year.

The center is entering the giant chair in a SkillsUSA state competition.

“It’s been kind of viral I guess you could say,” said LeCroy Director Tommy Glasscock. “People are coming out and taking pictures. We intend on getting it in our national magazine.”

The chair will be entered in a SkillsUSA state competition.

Sosa said anyone who donates $50 to the program will receive a one-third scale version (normal size) of the giant Adirondack until the chairs run out.

“We have eight remaining, so if you would like one, please visit the Career/Tech Center at the first of the week,” Sosa said.

LeCroy Career/Tech Center is located at 2829 Fourth Ave. N. in Clanton.