May 25th, 2022 – 2:00 PM
Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital New Editor & Video Reporter –
The Floyd County Board of Commissioners, Rome Area Council for the Arts (RACA), and the Floyd County Library Board held a groundbreaking on Tuesday for the new Chuck Sennett III Amphitheater which will be located on the property of the Floyd County Library between the river and the trail.
In October 2017, RACA made a proposal to Floyd County to construct an arts amphitheater and exhibition space adjacent to the library. This proposal was made possible by a gift from Dr. and Mrs. Charles “Soc” Sennett who have given the funds for the project in memory of their late son, Chuck. Mrs. Barbara Sennett is a past president of the Floyd County Library Board and a past president of RACA.
Chuck Sennett graduated from Darlington School in 1979 and went to North Georgia College before transferring to the Rochester Institute of Technology where he received a BFA in Photography. He attended flight training in Florida and later became an “air to air” photographer of great planes. Chuck was passionate about all things aviation and photography and was recognized in the United States and internationally for his work. At the time of his death, on August 1, 1995, Chuck was flying a former military plane to an airshow with a fellow pilot.