The Buckeye Recreation Center on Beech Mountain now has a new name.

The Avery Journal reports the center will now be known as The Fred and Margie Pfohl Buckeye Recreation Center.

According to the report, the center was renamed in honor of Fred Pfohl and his late wife, Margie, both longtime residents and contributors to the town of Beech Mountain, and past recipients of the Order of the Longleaf Pine.

They have owned and operated Fred’s General Mercantile on the mountain for than 40 years.

A ceremony was held recently at the Center, and Fred Pfol spoke to a group of dignitaries and well-wishers, and was presented with a plaque of recognition.