Liberty Local Schools celebrate new turf field, renovations to building
The ribbon was cut on the new all weather sports field and one of the chief organizers, Bob Thomas, was recognized with a road named after him.
Friday, September 13th 2019, 11:25 PM EDT by
Saturday, September 14th 2019, 12:04 AM EDT
Liberty Local Schools celebrated a new turf field and the renovation of a sports building Friday evening before their home football game.
The ribbon was cut on the new all-weather sports field and one of the chief organizers, Bob Thomas, was recognized with a road named after him.
"One of the chief organizers and person that really helped spur the project to go to an all-weather sports field was Bob Thomas, an alumnus here, a former coach. Bob, through his generosity and his in-kind help of being a general contractor for this job, we were able to complete that project. I don't think we'd have been able to do it without him. We named the thruway between the stadium and the high school Thomas Way," explained Superintendent Joseph Nohra.
Another road was renamed for the committee that was instrumental in renovating the Block House, which is a locker room, wrestling practice facility, and weight room.
"We had an opportunity to raise funds and to fix our varsity house, our Block House, and that was chiefly done through the great generosity of our Hall of Fame Committee, which is made up of Liberty alumni, and people that love the Liberty Schools and love celebrating the greatness that the school district and the tradition. So they went ahead and put a lot of money together—over $45,000— to redo our varsity, our Block House."
The new turf field also reduces the district's carbon footprint and fits in with the energy conservation program.
"I think the greatest part of it is we have alumni and people that have gone through here whether it was 10, 20, 30, some of them 50, 60 years ago that still believe that the school district does a great job for the school district," said Nohra.