Band shelter at high school will be completed in June
CORTLAND -- The Lakeview High School band shelter will be completed in June, Superintendent Matt Chojnacki says.
Work on the shelter ceased during the winter, but Southern Bleacher Contractors of Texas will finish the project as soon as school is out for summer recess.
"There are only about three days of work left in the project," Chojnacki said.
Funds to build the $100,000 structure were obtained primarily through a donation from the late Helen Snyder of Cortland.
Snyder wanted the shelter built in memory of her grandson, Richard W. Snyder, a former Lakeview band member and 1974 graduate. A plaque in his memory will be erected at the site.
Snyder died Aug. 24, 1980, from injuries in a motorcycle accident.
In addition, the Rotary, Optimists, Kiwanis and Lions clubs plan to pay for a $6,000 sign that will be erected above the shelter.
The shelter will have a seating capacity of about 150. There are about 120 students in the Lakeview High School band now.
The band shelter is part of an upgrade to Don Richards Stadium.
When football season rolls around again, the action will be illuminated by a $116,000 lighting system paid for from the district's permanent improvement fund, which is generated by levies.