Assembling in the room to be repaired: Harry Spyrka of Ace Hardware; Project coordinator Larry Skiba; Rotary President-Elect Dennis Turner; Jose Molina and school district maintenance director Fernando Nieto; FMHS Principal Dan Penner; FMHS Coach Steve Aguilar; Rotary Past President Mitch Wood and Kathy Parker of Alpine Lumber & Mercantile.
‘We Can Fix It’ Campaign
About four weeks ago Larry Skiba came into The Mountain Enterprise with photos of the Frazier Mountain High School weight room. The photos showed neglect of an important resource for our student athletes. "I want to see the kids hanging out at the weight room instead of at a local liquor store," Skiba said. We suggested he take his concern to the community. He wrote an OpEd in these pages on October 8. Now he says he’d like to see the project finished before Christmas, as a meaningful gift to the FMHS students.
By Larry Skiba
As of October 30, the Frazier Mountain High School weight room project has received a great outpouring of support from the community. One of my first contacts was with our local Rotary Club. Although cashpoor, the club jumped in and made contact with both Alpine and Ace Hardware stores about this project. Both stores stepped up with material support, paint, rollers, brushes and pans.
Tom Langsfeld of Alpine Ready-Mix, Jack Rider of Rider Road Service and Candace Huskey all made cash donations toward the upholstery work. The upholstery work will be done by Ralph Wernli of Pine Mountain Upholstery when all the funds are collected.
I contacted David Crowder of Tejon Mountain Village and advised him of the condition of the workout room and the ongoing project. Mr. Crowder told me the Tejon Rach Corporation was going to be making a donation to help get the upholstery work done. We are still in need of a music sound system for the workout room. Anyone who has ever used a workout room will tell you good background music is important while working out. I’m sure someone out there has a system sitting unused in their garage that could be used at the school. Please contact me at 661-248-1914. We’re making great progress!
This is part of the November 05, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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