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Pinson to consider new band uniforms

By Lee Weyhrich

PINSON — The Pinson City Council on Thursday held first readings of requests from the Pinson Valley High School band boosters and those in charge of maintaining the football field.

The marching band has been using the same uniforms for the last 12 years. The band is looking to replace 100 uniforms at a cost of roughly $40,000. The band already has $25,000 toward that goal. Councilman Robbie Roberts suggested the council consider covering $10,000 of the expense.

A Pinson historical marker outside Pinson City Hall
photo by Gary Lloyd

Like the uniforms, the football field at Willie Adams Stadium has seen a lot of use through a lot of games, and the field needs to be redone.

“Anyone that attends the high school football games knows what kind of shape the field is in,” Councilwoman Dawn Tanner said. “The board of education is looking at trying to come up with a place to build a practice field.”

Tanner said the field has been vastly overused.

The cost of repairing the field would be between $10,000 and $15,000, and the work would need to be done by the middle of May in order for the field to be ready for the fall season.

The field and uniforms will likely be voted on at the next council meeting, scheduled for May 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Pinson City Hall.

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