Field shaping up
Youth League Football faces Ravenswood Sunday
Wayne Underwood Field is becoming an asset to county citizens.
Volunteers and lots of volunteer hours have already been devoted to upgrading the
field, according to committee member Tim Moore. "There's lot more to do, but we
have made good progress," he said.
There was plenty of youth league football action Sunday, with the three teams
Two of the buildings have been re-roofed, and more roofing is planned. "Lots of
painting. Lots of painting," said Moore. One of the fields old buildings will soon be
Committee president Jason Nettles said "I lot of people are pitching in on this
project. We're really grateful for everyone."
The Calhoun Commission applied for a number of grants this week to upgrade the
field, including a $32,000 grant for a walking trail.
Another grant is being submitted to the Sisters of St. Joseph's and Parkersburg
Area Community Foundation for new bleachers to seat at least 400 people, a 20' x
40' picnic shelter and twenty picnic tables.
Coaches help the players at Sunday's game
These are the smallest players, giving it a shot
Money is also being requested for improvements to water, electric and sewage
problems on the field.
The Calhoun Commission is also planning on requesting the Department of Natural
Resources to erect a boat dock along the river front.
The Wayne Underwood Field Committee is always fundraising, most recently with
Basket Bingo scheduled for this Saturday at Calhoun Middle/High School and the
raffling of a football by autographed by Jeff Hostetler.