By the start of the 2015 Hornet football season, Volunteer Field will have a new addition. With help from a Plum Creek Foundation grant, the field will be surrounded by a chain-linked fence and gates. Last week, Plum Creek representative Polly Schaefer dropped off an $8,150 check to L’Anse Area Schools’ Superintendent Carrie Meyer. Meyer said she, district athletic director Darrin Voskuhl and maintenance-transportation supervisor John Juntunen surveyed the field, drew up project specifications and placed the project out on bids. Final day for submitting bids is today, April 22, 2015. Meyer said the fencing will be installed over the summer. Putting up fencing has several benefits. The first is that it meets Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) guidelines allowing the school to host playoff football games and, down the road, track and field events. The second is that it provides field security.
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