WEST ALEXANDRIA — Prior to the school’s home football game on Friday, Sept. 2, Twin Valley South officials honored donors who helped make recent athletic facility upgrades possible.
The special “Donor Appreciation Night” was held to “recognize all those who have lent their support to the improvements in our athletic facilities,” announcer Aaron Cooper said.
“Over the past year, approximate $200,000 has been raised by the community to complete several updates,” he continued. “Even though all the needed updates have not been completed, many have, as you can see. Outside facilities improvements have included new home bleachers, signage on the press box and in front of the home stands, fencing improvements, a new sound system and an updated scoreboard.”
Inside the school facility, the high school gymnasium and commons received new paint updates, new scoreboards, new banners and new wall mats, according to school officials.
“None of these improvements could have been possible without the generous donations from the Twin Valley South Community,” Cooper read.
Those recognized for their donations included: Alpha Kappa Sorority,, American Legion Post #322, Baker and Sons Trucking, Bitner Electric, Richard & Phyllis Campbell, Mary and J. Allen Conner, Rob & Paula Durkle, First Impression Wear, Freedom 1st Credit Union, Henny Penny Corporation, King Hiram Lodge 88, M&J Excavating, William & Cindy Maggard, Naudascher Trucking, Rexarc Inc., Sons of the American Legion Post 322, Twin Valley Athletic Department,
Twin Valley Bank, Twin Valley FFA Alumni, Waibel Energy Systems, West Alexandria Marathon Station, and Weber Body & Frame.
Thanks also went out to Jeff Tully for all his efforts and Derick Meyers for his design expertise.
“There is still a need for donations for other future projects. We ask if anyone is interested in donating or interested in what future projects lie ahead, to please contact the district office,” Cooper noted.
“I’ve always said our school district is not about one individual, it’s about everyone who makes it up,” TVCLSD Superintendent Bob Fischer said following the announcement. “This is a way to give them an opportunity to receive a little acknowledgement for something the community may not know they contributed to.”
Prior to the game, the school also recognized local law enforcement and fire personnel.
“Twin Valley Community Schools and the Twin Valley South Athletic Department would like to honor those groups and individuals that play a significant role in our community,” Cooper said. “Tonight we are proud to honor the West Alexandria Fire and EMS Departments. Our community’s first responders are often overlooked for the role they perform in saving lives and property. With the anniversary of September 11 approaching, please take the time to thank and remember those community volunteers who are part of this important duty for our community.”
“In front of the home stands are some of the 32 members of the volunteer and part time staff of West Alexandria Fire and EMS. The departments would like to thank the residents of the village of West Alexandria, Lanier and Twin Township for their support. Give this group a round of applause and thank you again for all that you do,” he added.
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