Community joins to improve stadium

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Fifty-six years ago, a group of community leaders in Beaufort created the wonderful tradition of The Beaufort County Water Festival which we all have been enjoying this past week.  One of the best aspects… of this Low Country town is the tradition of gathering together for various festivals and events. One long-standing community tradition is gathering on Friday nights in the fall to cheer on our Beaufort High School Eagle football team, and with the amazing seasons the track and soccer teams have had in recent years, gathering at the stadium in the spring has become a tradition as well.

Several community members gathered recently with one goal in mind: to improve the conditions at Eagle Field to make it a more inviting place for the community to gather and watch its talented student-athletes excel.  So far the group has accomplished the painting of the press box, landscaping, new spectator lighting, a picnic area from where to view the games, and tree-pruning.  This was made possible through the efforts of many local businesses.

Other plans are in the works such a Hall of Fame park and continued landscaping.  However, the group needs community support. There will be a fundraiser Thursday, July 28th at Port Royal Pasta Company (formerly Mario’s on Ribaut Road next to Hardees) at 5:30 p.m.  Please contact Scott or Lyn Dennis at 522-1644 for a reservation.

You can also show your support by visiting www.bhsbgbc.com.  You do not have to have a student at Beaufort High School to become a Friend of the Program; we encourage everyone in the community to get involved: alumnae, former athletes or athletics supporters, cheerleaders, and band members, and anyone who loves to watch students succeed.

 

THANKS SPONSORS

The group is grateful for the support of those individuals and businesses that have already become Friends of the Program: Port Royal Pasta Company, Pro-Slab, Big Green Booster Club, AMI  kids Beaufort, D&S Heating and Cooling, Easy Rentals, Serve-Pro, Mazzana’s Landscaping, SCE&G, Sea Island Tree Care, Martin & Lindsey Landscaping, Valley Crest, Gasque and Associates, Allison & Ramsey Architects, Palmetto Site Prep, The  Dataw Football Club.