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MINFORD TO OPEN FUND DRIVE FRIDAY

The Portsmouth Times, October 16, 1963, p. 21

Athletic Boosters Photo 1963 

A fund raising campaign is to be launched in the Minford area Friday to obtain funds to purchase equipment and material for the Minford High School athletic field.

A goal of $6,000 has been set by the fund-raising committee for purchasing lights and fixtures, a scoreboard and material to construct bleachers.

Chairman of the project is Homer Hobson.  Mrs. Carl Keller is serving as co-chairman with Mrs. Harold Angle and Mrs. William Walter as vice-chairman.

The first contribution to the upcoming drive was made by Mrs. Gerald Bennett, representing the Minford Women's Club, with a $100 donation.

A house-to-house canvass is to be made of the Minford area by campaign workers and members of the Minford Booster's Club in an all-out drive to reach the proposed goal.  In soliciting funds, campaign workers will accept cash or checks, or accept a pledge from the donor with his contribution to be paid in full, or in installments, no later than May 31, 1964.

The campaign committee said that the names of those contributors will be posted on a Honor Roll to be located at the high school.

Minford has been without a football field since the school started the sport five years ago.  The school has had to play all its games at the opponent's field, and this season is renting New Boston Municipal Stadium for its home games.

The movement to secure a field for the high school was started in 1962 when interested fans in Minford incorporated into the Minford Booster's Club.

The Club purchased 15 1/2 acres of land from Leslie Hunt for $15,500, and is paying off the price in yearly installments.

The land, to double as a recreation area for the community, is centrally located in Minford on Route 335. 

The land, with donated help and equipment has been graded and seeded.  A field house, to be used as locker room facilities by both Minford and visiting teams, has been constructed.  Work now is progressing on a running track and a practice field.

Luther Fluty, treasurer of the club, reports that operating expenses have run close to $3,500 a year in equipment for the football team and furnishing supplies.

Other Booster Club officers are Charles Flaig, president; John Coburn, vice-president; and Homer Hobson, secretary.

The Booster Club in an effort to see their goal realized, has enlisted the support of others in the Minford area to conduct the fund-raising campaign.

Officials of both organizations feel that the residents of Minford will wholeheartedly support the campaign and make it a complete success. 

 

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