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Connell community building fields for high school

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CONNELL, Wash.—The Connell community is working to give high school students a new place to place.  Come spring they will have four baseball fields and another soccer field all constructed by volunteers.

About 25 people have helped since October 25th, businesses have given time and money, and farmers have donated $35-thousand worth of equipment.

Not only is this a gift to Connell High School and their students, but it has also been a rewarding experience for the workers.

"It's a little bit like the bonding of a football team of the players, the individuals, working with these men, accomplishing at least in my mind a pretty great feat," says Steve Price, Operator.

This is the second time the community has gotten together to build the school a facility.  More than ten years ago they completed soccer fields, a track, football fields and tennis courts. 

The second phase of the fields will take place in the spring.  Already $50-thousand has been donated for the second half.  They plan to have the entire project and open for use spring 2011.