MT. STERLING, Ill. - Meredosia-Chambersburg schools' athletic facilities will have a fresh look and an entirely new program during the 2013-14 seasons with the help of a $10,000 donation from Dot Foods. The funds were used to install an all-new cinder track, as well as purchase new track equipment, such as hurdles and starting blocks, and also replace padding on the gymnasium walls.

A visit by Dot Foods over the summer revealed a need for new fence around the perimeter of the school and baseball field, dilapidated padding on the gym walls and the need for a restoration of the school's track.

"We recognized the need to restore some of the main athletic facilities at the school," said Dot Foods Charitable Committee Chair Suzy Kassing. "These areas function as important sites for student activity, as well as community gathering places. It's important they're enjoyable and safe.

Since then, the projects have completed with the help of Dot's donation, school funding, fundraisers and other community donations.

"These improvements will go a long way toward creating excitement and pride around our school," said Meredosia-Chambersburg High School Athletic Director Travis Sievers. "We're one step closer to creating a safe, updated environment that our community will be proud to stand behind."

The Chief Donor Program has previously collected funds to supply the school with a new scorer's table, team chairs, and volleyball netting and equipment.

About Meredosia-Chambersburg School District #11

Meredosia-Chambersburg is a small school district located along the banks of the Illinois River off of State Highway 104. Meredosia has a population of around 1,100 people. The district consists of the Jr./Sr. High School and the Elementary School. The student population is around 250.

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