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Perkins kicks off fundraising effort, brings in $8,000

AnthonyMoujaes • Jul 20, 2011 at 11:54 PM

The first effort by Perkins to raise money for its stadium renovation netted more than $8,000, the school said in a statement Wednesday.

The Perkins Booster and Music Booster clubs hosted a chicken dinner on July 10 and drew 1,000 people, just one of several scheduled by the booster clubs toward renovations of its football stadium.

The school said in February it intends to to play its football games at home this season, even though its bleachers were torn down because they were deemed unsafe. Perkins has four football games at home this season.

The renovation project includes improvements to almost every facet of the stadium -- a synthetic turf, a new all-weather eight-lane track, and new stands, entrance and press box. Those improvements would be completed before the 2012 school year.

Perkins intends to raise $750,000 by Jan. 1, 2012, Strohl said.

In February, the Register reported Perkins was ready to go with a new stadium after the 2009 season, but the plan was tabled and incorporated as part of a new K-12 campus. That campus needed the approval of a levy from voters in the November election, but was defeated by a 58 percent margin.

The next event, themed "A Night at the Races," is July 30 at the Sandusky Elks Club. Anyone with questions about the event should contact Strohl at 419-621-2061.

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