West River Electric Association, Inc. recipient of USDA funding

For some rural communities, economic growth can be a challenge. This new athletic complex will be a huge asset to the school and community as a whole.

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Area Director Tim Potts and Rural Business Service Deputy Administrator Sam Rikkers jointly announced a $720,000 loan for West River Electric Association, Inc. to promote rural economic development. The funds will be loaned at zero percent interest to the Wall School District to assist with the construction of an athletic complex.
    The new facility will include a synthetic turf field to accommodate football practice and home games as well as an all-weather track for practice and to host competition meets. The existing football field is very old and in need of many improvements and the existing track is unusable for track and field events. The school intends to continue to promote a healthy lifestyle by incorporating the use of the new facility for school sponsored functions as well as community based activities such as youth football, cheer leading, AAU wrestling, youth gymnastics and girls scouts.

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