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Liberty Christian H.S. Gets New Gym Floor

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Back in 2003, Liberty Christian High school in Richland, dreamed of having a new gym floor. Five years and $115,000 later, that dream is now a reality.
The new floor was formally opened for business Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Richland city leaders were on hand to join school officials and students. The old gym floor, made of wood and cork, was notorious for it's rock-hard playing surface. If that wasn;t bad enough, asbestos was found.
The school donated $40,000, while the students and faculty raised the remaining &75,000 over the last few years.
"We had some generous donations and we had kids giving money out of the piggybanks," said Dennis Hollis, one of many who helped oversee the project.
"It was a realm of kids shaking coins out of the piggybanks and some large donations."
The result seems well worth it. The brand new surface is modern and slick, with shaded areas inside the key on both ends of the floor.
"It turned out just great," said Hollis. "It plays well it and it looks awesome. The graphics are super. I think it's one of the best looking gyms in the whole Tri-City area."