Groundbreaking for the Event Center at MHS

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  • Participating in the day were athletic director Bink Stafford, school board member Mike Mathis, county commissioner Salty Melton, MacHill construction superintendent Jory Whitlock, project manager Michael Barnes, school board member Mark Glenn, MPS superintendent Larry Case, county commissioners Josh Cantrell and Chris Duroy, school board member Clay Savage, and city manager James Fullingim. Amy Ortloff
    Participating in the day were athletic director Bink Stafford, school board member Mike Mathis, county commissioner Salty Melton, MacHill construction superintendent Jory Whitlock, project manager Michael Barnes, school board member Mark Glenn, MPS superintendent Larry Case, county commissioners Josh Cantrell and Chris Duroy, school board member Clay Savage, and city manager James Fullingim. Amy Ortloff
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It was a beautiful day to break ground on the new event center at Madill Public Schools. Although construction has already begun, we lucked out on the weather and scheduling to have more people attend this momentous event to officially break ground.

There will be four different phases of construction. The bleachers will be poured after phase two and three. The steel is expected at the end of this month.

Project manager Michael Barnes said, “When the steel begins going up, that will be the real excitement! The town will get excited and people will be talking about it.”

Barnes continued to talk about the complicated structure and the challenges of how it goes together to tie the different phases of structure together.

The event center will include locker rooms for cheerleaders and basketball players, three stem classrooms, a hospitality room, weight room, concession area and more.

Barnes finished by stating, “This will be a top-notch facility and change the landscape of the school grounds.”

County commissioner, Chris Duroy was proud to be part of the day and encouraged those around by saying,

“With everything growing like it is, keep it up! I love seeing the construction everywhere,” Duroy said.

James Fullingim, Madill city manager, had been looking forward to breaking ground for the new event center.

“I have been watching the construction take place and it makes me excited for the future of our school and town,” Fullingim said.

School board members, Mike Mathis and Mark Glenn are looking forward to seeing their kids use the facility. The expected date to be finished with the event center is fall of 2022. Construction of the project has progressed on time. Barnes stated, “When we got a little rain it didn’t really affect us because we were ahead of schedule.”

MPS superintendent, Larry Case then asked all the honored guests to dig in with their shovels and throw that dirt. After posing for pictures and discussing more details of the event center, Case wrapped up thanking all those in attendance and concluded with, “I am again very thankful for the community support that we received to do this project.”