Jeff Houchin (L) and Richard Conley (R) represent volunteer
Special recognition was given last night to two Calhoun men who have donated at
least 1000 hours each toward the development of the new Calhoun County High
School athletic complex.
Jeff Houchin and Richard Conley received shirts for their dedicated efforts toward
getting the fields ready, from growing grass, installing bleachers, lights and dozens of
other projects. Announcer Rick Fitzwater said "They have been involved with it
The Calhoun County Athletic Complex Committee extended the group's appreciation
to other parents, individuals and community leaders who have donated time and
money to the project.
CCACC president Kelley Houchin said "It has been a struggle, and without our
volunteer help we would not be able to open the new field."
Problems recently flared over restricted use of the new field, with some youth league
football parents and players upset over a decision to temporarily restrict the
Houchin said she is hopeful the problems between parents, school officials and
school board members can be worked out.
"We are all for the kids and we are all trying to do the right kind of things," she said.
"We need to be a little patient over the project, which has taken a lot of work."