Harmon High School will hold a grand opening celebration of its new turf soccer and football field at Art Lawrence Stadium from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Students, staff, parents and the community are invited.
The new all-weather field was installed over the summer and is the first of its kind in the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools. It measures 100,875 square-feet and is made of Astroturf synthetic turf. It is surrounded by a new structural spray track surface, according to a district spokesman.
New long jump runways and sand pits were also installed. The project was paid for with capital outlay funds (funds that can only be used for improvement of grounds, construction, and remodeling.)
The grand opening celebration will include a ribbon-cutting on the field at 7 p.m. followed by the annual purple and white games featuring the football team and boys’ soccer team.
Other highlights of the celebration will include:
◾Performances by marching band, choir and dance team
◾Introduction of the fall sports teams
◾Kids’ activity zone (inflatables, face painting and more)
◾Community health information
Information from Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools