School: Thorp H.S. - New Bleachers (Jul 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: None

----Source: Thorp Courier, (Thorp, Clark Co., WI) 7/02/2014

Thorp-The New Bleachers are in! (2014)

After many area volunteers, school staff, and coaches worked to tear the 20-plus-year-old bleachers out of the Thorp High School gymnasium, the school was ready to have the new set installed.

Over the course of three days, employees from Goodson Company out of Milwaukee unloaded their trucks and began assembling the school’s new bleachers. The new, plastic bleachers have nine enclosed rows, handrails, and a curtain along the one exposed side to eliminate individuals going underneath the bleachers during sporting events Also, because the new bleachers are completely enclosed the issue with garbage being thrown under the bleachers during events no longer exists.

The Thorp School Board of Education approved the purchase of the new bleachers during their regular monthly meeting on January 15, 2014, after speaking with many citizens regarding concerns over the former seating arrangement, which included issues with the lack of handrails and the condition of the aging boards. To better prepare for the purchase some members of the Board and Administration spoke with and toured other area schools that have installed bleachers from the same company before voting for final approval.



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