V Club to host buffet fundraiser for facility

Published 3:13 pm Tuesday, January 30, 2018

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Verbena High School is raising funds for a multi-purpose building for the school.

The all-you-can-it steak and chicken buffet will be held Feb. 10 at 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Tickets are $100 for two. Children can eat for $35. Those who cannot stay and eat can purchase a to-go plate for $50.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to secure a ticket by Feb. 2.

Several talented members of the V club will be grilling the food for the event.

V Club Vice President Jason Kelly said the booster club set a goal for each member to sell seven to 10 tickets.

For more information on purchasing a ticket, call Kelly at (205) 389-3208 or (205) 755-1401. Tickets are also available from any V Club member.

“Our biggest goal is to provide for our student athletes at Verbena a multi-purpose facility that would be for a weight room, locker room for boys football and a locker room for our girls softball,” Kelly said.

Offices, a film room area and space for indoor practices in case of bad weather could also be included.

“Our biggest issue right now is funds,” Kelly said. “We are really asking for help, especially from the community, from our neighbors within the county. We are looking for any monetary donations.”

The V Club anticipates that the building will cost $100,000. A grant of $15,00 was made to the project by Senator Cam Ward a few years ago, according to Kelly.

“I feel like we could have something nice at Verbena High School that would change the outlook on our landscape,” Kelly said.

The facility has been discussed by the V Club for the past few years.

“We are trying to show that we are more than willing to work hard to get this,” Kelly said. “We just need some help from our neighbors and the board of education.”

He said the fundraiser was also a way to show the students that “we love you, we care about you and we want to invest in your lives now.”

The building is planned to be behind the south end zone of the football field, which is adjacent to the girls softball field.

The Chilton County Board of Education has approved a feasibility study for the project.

Principal Todd Davis and the coaches will be visiting school in Central Alabama to look at different designs.

“We are hoping to have a proposal set to the board by the end of the school year for their approval,” Davis said.

Board member Keith Moore has also been discussing possible designs with Davis.

Davis said Moore “has been real supportive of what we are trying to do here.”