WASHINGTON - Congressman Alan B. Mollohan, D-W.Va., announced today that a $200,000 grant will help complete key athletic and administrative facilities in the Calhoun County Schools system.

"This money will be used to finish the interiors of the board of education complex and the athletic facilities building, and upgrade the bleachers at the football field," Mollohan said. "It is a sound investment in the future of central West Virginia and, especially, the young people who attend the Calhoun County schools."

Principal Roger Propst said the money is being used to upgrade the old bleachers from Wayne Underwood Field, in addition to improvements and development of the other two buildings. "We are very grateful to Congressman Mollohan for the support he has given us," said Propst.

The money is being provided by Vandalia Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit group that Mollohan created in 1998 to promote historic redevelopment and community revitalization. Through federal funds earmarked by Mollohan, the foundation is supporting projects in several West Virginia communities.

The Calhoun County funding will help to purchase building materials and fixtures needed for the board of education central office, athletic facilities building and bleachers. The labor will be done by school employees and volunteers.

"I am pleased that these resources are being invested in the community and I look forward to the benefits that they will bring to the school system's students, faculty and staff, "Mollohan said.

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