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Ground breaking for track set

MILLERSPORT – It’s been 20 some years in the making, but Millersport High School is finally getting an all-weather track.

The school’s volunteer track and field committee is celebrating with a ground breaking ceremony at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29 at the high school football stadium.

Walnut Township School District board members unanimously approved two contracts at their April 6 meeting. Heiberger Paving of Canal Winchester bid $316,571 for the eight-lane track. Claypool Electric of Lancaster will remove all six stadium light poles, replacing them with four poles with more lights at a cost of $110,000.

The $426,571 cost will be offset by a $25,000 grant from the Columbus Foundation, $25- $30,000 in donations raised by the track and field committee and a portion of the $25-30,000 pledged by the athletic boosters for equipment and construction. The school district’s share will come from the Certificate of Participation bonds sold last year to fund capital improvements.

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