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Breaking Ground For A-Turf

Lancaster, PA – Lancaster Mennonite School broke ground for a new turf field on Thursday, August 31, at the Lancaster Campus. The event began in a student chapel during which school board chair Diane Umble thanked the students and staff for “making the dream come true” through their fund raising efforts and planning. The field, to be used for field hockey and boys and girls soccer, will be located east of the campus’s back drive. With the new field, the field hockey team will be better prepared for post-season competition. Field hockey coach Karen Gyger says the turf field also will be an advantage for students playing college field hockey, since all colleges now play on turf. Other benefits are low cost maintenance and a surface that recovers quickly from inclement weather, allowing girls soccer to begin practice much earlier in the spring. According to Athletic Director Mike Yoder, the new turf will increase playing time from two to three hours a day to as much as 14 hours, opening the facility to other sports and creating the possibility for future athletic expansions.

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