(Horicon) The ribbon will be cut Friday for the Horicon School District’s new athletic complex. Superintendent Rich Apple says the district’s athletic facilities were not part of a $26-million-dollar referendum approved in 2018 to build a new elementary school and renovate the high school.
He says since then the focus shifted on improving their sports complex, as the track and field was deteriorating over time due to its low-lying location. Thanks to a lead gift of $1.2-million-dollars, the district began fundraising to pay for the project’s $4-million-dollar price tag.
He says those dollars helped pay for a brand new stadium with synthetic track and artificial field. Apple says after the ceremony, guests will be able to walk the track and football field.
The grand opening ceremony will be held behind the Horicon High School at 841 Gray Street beginning at 5pm. There will be food, music, and a 50/50 raffle. ESPN Milwaukee voice talent and Horicon-native Gabe Neitzel, who got his start in radio at WBEV Beaver Dam, will serve as emcee.
The ceremony will be followed by a reception at the Horicon American Legion building at 735 South Hubbard Street.
–Photo courtesy of the Horicon School District Facebook page