A Note from the Board
Lights on Avon is an initiative of Avon Community Recrational Neighborhood, Inc. (ACORN) which is a community non-profit organization dedicated to investing in resources to enhance recreation in Avon.
Our current project is raising funds to install lights on the new all-purpose turf field under construction at Avon High School. (Our last project was funding the lights at the Avon Middle School tennis courts.)
Without lights, the AHS field will never be fully used or appreciated or enjoyed. No Friday night football and marching bands; no senior night field hockey or soccer games; no evening youth sports practices; no walks around the track after dinner. Although the plan all along has been to light the field – it is being fully fitted for lights as approved by the town-wide referendum – lights are expensive, and they were not included in the approved building project.
Enter ACORN . . .
Our capital campaign has been long in the planning and is currently under way in earnest.
The cost to install the lights is $400,000.
With a recent contribution from the town of $70,000 to install the concrete stanchions (footings) for the lights and a $30,000 pledge from the Board of Education, our target is now $300,000. This is still a big number, and it will take participation from all of us to make it happen.
There is no deadline for this capital campaign; as soon as the money is raised the lights will be ordered and installed. Nevertheless, our goal is for fundraising to be swift and successful.
We’d like to see student-athletes playing, youth teams practicing, and residents of all ages walking and running under the lights this 2019-20 school year.
Please help us get there. It’s time to turn Lights on Avon.