Tennis Court Dedication Set —

Tennis Court Dedication Set

The Chewelah Independent, Sept. 22, 2007

The City of Chewelah and Chewelah School District #36  would like to invite everyone to attend the Barbour Recreation Complex Expansion, Tennis Courts Dedication at the Chewelah High School. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2007, at 1 PM at the new tennis courts, just south of the High School parking lot on north Sixth Street.

The building of the tennis courts can be credited to a combination of great community support and ongoing efforts by the Barbour Recreation Complex “Joint Board”, which is spearheaded by Denise Smith. This portion of the Barbour Recreation Complex consists of five new tennis courts and a soccer field that will be shared by the school district and the local community.  Future plans include a basketball court adjacent to the tennis courts. The City and the School District would also at this time like to extend our thanks to the Chewelah Golf and Country Club for allowing the high school tennis team to play on its courts for the last several years.

This project was funded by grants through the State of Washington through the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program ($99,847) and the United State Tennis Association ($50,000)/Northwest Section ($5,000). Other significant contributors were: City of Chewelah, Chewelah School District/ASB, Stevens County, Hansen Logging, Northwest Marble, Chewelah Sod Farm, Wuesthoff Construction, North Country Rental and Supply, Lion’s Club, Dawson Trucking, Kiwanis Youth Soccer and project coordinator Tom Bristol. This project was also made possible through the hard work of many volunteers, whom are too plentiful to name but are owed a huge thank you.

The dedication ceremony will feature a short tennis clinic by Terry Valdez, US Tennis Association. Everyone is welcome to bring their tennis racquets in order to participate in the clinic or just come to watch the fun.

We hope that you will plan to attend the celebration of what can be accomplished in a small community when people and government agencies work together for the good of the community.

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