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Ebenezer Middle School welcomes field improvements
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Cutting the ribbon for Ebenezer Middle Schools baseball/softball field improvements are, left to right, EMS students Alexis Henry and David Goodson, school board members Vickie Decker, Lamar Allen (chairman) and Mose Mock, School Superintendent Randy Shearouse and EMS students Perry Fulcher and Cevana Wood. - photo by Photo provided

Ebenezer Middle School celebrated the upgrades to its baseball/softball field with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The $187,000 renovation included constructing dugouts, installing a backstop with netting and improving the playing field. Locker rooms and a concession stand had previously been built.

The entire project was paid for with revenue from the special purpose local option sales tax for education.

“I want to thank the taxpayers in this county who voted for the one-percent SPLOST,” said EMS Principal Amie Dickerson. “Without your support, this project and others like it would not be possible. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our children — because at Ebenezer Middle School the focus always has been, and always will be, our children.”

Dickerson also thanked the Effingham County Board of Education and school district administrators for supporting the project, and the district’s maintenance department for performing the labor.

“Thank you for the countless hours you have spent working to ensure every aspect of this field is the best it can be,” she said. “Today is a very special and exciting day for Ebenezer Middle School. A lot of hard work, energy and time have been dedicated to the building of this field. Our students will be able to enjoy it for many years to come.”