3/27/2014 6:47:00 PM West Concord ball field to get a facelift
By Tara Lindquist
The West Concord Cardinal Club has begun fundraising efforts to start a $33,000 renovation project for the city's softball field.
So far the club has raised $1,350 in cash donations and donations in labor, materials, and equipment use totaling about $12,000.
According to Tom Bond, a Cardinal Club member, the renovations will begin this spring as soon as the snow melts and the frost is out of the ground. He points out the field will still be usable during the renovations.
The plan is to renovate the bleachers, dugouts, re-landscape the in and out fields and re-landscape the area around the field. The field will also be adaptable for t-ball, youth softball and men's slow pitch softball.
"We'll be able to move the bases to accommodate all of the different leagues that play on the field," Bond said.
The in and out fields will be done this year along with landscaping. A new outfield fence will also be put up and businesses will have the opportunity to advertise their business on the sign.
Bond also stated that even though this is a government-owned field, no government money has gone into the renovation of it.
"Triton uses the field too," he explained. "And so does summer t-ball, so we wanted to make it is as nice as possible - for a lot of kids in town this is their first time playing ball." He added the club wants it to be a better and safer experience for young kids.
Anyone who wishes to donate to the Cardinal Club or to volunteer for the project you can contact Tom Bond at 507-696-0232 or Beth Hodges at 507-527-2068.