Holly Commercial Club Receives School Construction Update


The Holly Commercial Club Meets the First Wednesday of the Month at Noon

Ryan Anderson, representing Adolfson and Peterson Construction gave a progress report on the Holly School building project to about two dozen persons who were on hand this past Wednesday, September 5, for the monthly meeting of the Holly Commercial Club at the Methodist Church. 

Anderson reported that the school is progressing on schedule and the football field should be ready for the team’s first game against Walsh, set for Thursday, September 27.  The surfacing for the track is expected to be put on this week.  The old gym project is progressing just as well and they are hoping to have it ready in time to host the Holly Fair Exhibits that week. 

Progress Percentages:

Complete Overall            31.7%
Main PK-12                         22%
Votech                               100%
WPA Gym                           90%
Fields                                  85% 

Adolfson and Peterson require safety meetings each week, and are very diligent on requiring all employees and visitors to wear personal protective equipment while on site.  Some questions were raised, mainly about the new gym, including if it has been built to hold 550 guests.  Tours of the school and grounds have been planned, but right now, it’s too much of a liability.  The Holly High School website provides additional information on the construction. 

Reeves Brown, the Executive Director of the Department of Local Affairs, and Lee Merkel, southeastern Colorado DOLA representative, spoke about Governor Hickenlooper’s interest in regional outreach. 

Last month’s meeting minutes were approved and the Treasurer’s report was accepted for August. 

There was a discussion if the Holly Commercial Club had enough volunteers to man a booth for the fair this fall.  Town Administrator, Marsha Willhite, said a display for the Town of Holly to celebrate the Depot’s 100th anniversary will be set up.  There were no volunteers for a Taste of Holly booth this year. 

The Holly Historical Society will host Wagons, Wheels and Trails with Pat Palmer and Kent Anderson.  It will be held at the Senior Center at 7pm on Tuesday, September 11. 

Ty Rushton and Melinda Salzbrenner attended the Club meeting, representing P.J. Wilson Insurance, which is now open for business on Main Street in Holly.

John Golden said there was talk of hosting a Prowers County Candidates Forum at the next Holly Commercial Club Meeting, set for Wednesday, October 3.  Those wishing to attend should RSVP for the $7.50 lunch to Ralph Plummer by Monday, October 1st at rcplummer81047@yahoo.com

Meeting information submitted by Meadow Casey.


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