Hudson - Litchfield News August 20, 2010 - 3
Zach Stadium: The Sign Says it All
by Doug Robinson Covered in gold, green, and red star stickers, the sign
that says “You are a star” welcomes all those who visit and volunteer their time to create a “field of dreams” for Zach Tompkins. Many community organizations, professionals, town officials, and volunteers have come together, driving the project of building a football field in Zach’s honor and memory without tax dollars. “We must remember how Zachary was a very unselfish young man who would want the best for his community and those that he also interacted with. In his case, whether it was his teammates or other students at his school, or just a community adventure, his unselfishness has been the passion and the driving force of everyone involved in the field development,” stated project helper Len Lathrop. “While the Hudson-Litchfield Bears will play there from
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July to November and the Hudson Baseball teams will also be playing in the spring, this field, when completed, will offer many opportunities for the residents of Hudson.” Over the past week, volunteers received permission to burn the cut brush and continue with the clean-up process of the 10 acres of land located on Industrial Drive. As the trees have been cut to clear the way for the land to be eventually developed, flames from the three burn piles illuminated the skies of Hudson. Volunteers worked late into the night, donating their time and their talents for Zach.
Keeping Hudson’s Athletic and School Fields Green and Clean
by Doug Robinson Before the sun has risen, Hudson’s groundskeepers for
Hudson’s School District have been diligently working as a team cutting grass, trimming trees, fertilizing the lawns, repairing their maintenance equipment, and keeping our fields green and clean for not only Hudson’s youth, but for all to enjoy.
lots are plowed, sanded, and cleared in efforts to make sure our educators have a place to park. “The football field is cut two to three times per week,” stated Jim Manikas, Supervisor. Each year, the maintenance team works diligently not only make sure that the hash marks are laid out properly per football regulations, they are also work the field daily keeping the lawn lush and green. “The football field itself covers an area over 2.2 acres.”
AHS sits on property which expands over 14 acres. The “fields below” host two soccer fields, a practice football field, two baseball fields, two softball fields as well as a practice field for the Alvirne High School Marching Band to practice. Recently, with the cooperation and support of the School Administration as well as the School Board, a new Maintenance facility was built on the Alvirne High School property. “This is a great building and we
Fred Russell, Jim Manikas, Ray Somero, and Andy McLavey stand in front of their new
Maintenance building as the goal posts rest on the lush green lawn of the Alvirne High School football field
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Andy McLavey, Ray Somero, Jim Manikas, and Fred Russell await the beginning of the Broncos’ football season
On a daily basis, the team of four employees bear the responsibility for maintaining not only Hudson’s pride, the Alvirne High School Broncos football field, but also for the properties belonging to Library St, HO Smith, Memorial School, Hills Garrison, Nottingham West, as well as the Superintendent’s Office.
In the winter time, these dedicated Town employees make sure the pathways are cleared and kept safe for our children. Parking
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