$1 million appropriation from La. Legislature allows for lighting installation at Livingston Parish baseball fields

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La. State Reps. Clay Schexnayder and Buddy Mincey Jr. visit Maurepas High School to announce funding for baseball and softball field lighting. Pictured, from left to right, are Maurepas High Softball Coach Gabrielle Felps, Maurepas High Baseball Coach Anthony Gregoire, Maurepas School Principal Kenny Kraft, Assistant Superintendent Stephen Parrill, Superintendent Joe Murphy, Schexnayder, Mincey, Assistant […]

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Thanks to a $1 million appropriation from the Louisiana Legislature, Maurepas and Holden high schools will be able to install lighting on their baseball and softball fields, allowing for evening-time games next year.

Those schools are the only high schools in the parish that don’t have lighting on their campus’ fields, according to Livingston Parish Public Schools spokesperson Delia A. Taylor.

State Rep. Buddy Mincey said it will cost around $300,000 for each campus’ fields to have lights.

“These schools serve small communities that do not have the tax base that other communities have,” Mincey said. “But they have nurtured strong programs that enjoy wide support. We are hopeful that this investment would further strengthen these programs and create even greater interest.”

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