Ribbon cutting for turf Friday

Greene County News Report

XENIA — Xenia Community Schools will officially open the new turf on Veterans Field at Doug Adams Stadium Friday.

Prior to the Ohio High School Athletic Association-sanctioned jamboree game against Fairmont a ribbon cutting will take place to kick off Community Night.

Special guests expected to appear during ceremonies at 6:35 p.m. include Edna Adams, whose $250,000 contribution kick-started the turf project; representatives from Miami Valley Hospital, which entered into a multi-year sponsorship deal with the schools; John Caupp, president of the Wee Bucs which donated $50,000 to the project and Charlie Lamb, representing the Club X Soccer Association, which donated $20,000.

Community members who donated at least $5,000 toward the project will also be recognized.

The total project cost approximately $650,000; more than $715,000 was raised.

“We have taken the additional dollars raised and have set them aside toward a new all weather track,” Superintendent Denny Morrison said. “Not one cent of this project is coming from school taxes. Everything is coming from donations.”

The turf, which has a 10-year warranty, will allow Xenia to host football and soccer tournament games as well as band competitions.

“We anticipate thousands of outsiders coming to Xenia,” Morrison said.

Greene County News report compiled by Scott Halasz.

Greene County News report compiled by Scott Halasz.