Sunriver Resort is dedicating its newest outdoor venue for receptions and events — Besson Commons — to Col. Frank S. Besson, the commanding officer of Camp Abbot during World War II. Camp Abbot was a U.S. Army engineer replacement training center and its location is now home to Sunriver Resort. Besson Commons is the former site of the South Pool.
The private dedication was set for today. Several members of the Besson family were expected to attend, as well as distinguished members of the military and local dignitaries, according to Sunriver Resort.