RV soccer team lends a hand to Pomerene Center

| September 2, 2016

COSHOCTON – The Pomerene Center for the Arts request for volunteers from River View High School fall sports teams came at a perfect time for Dave Kridler, head coach of the girls’ soccer team.

“We had a game last night and this gives them a break from their routine and lets them think about something other than soccer for the day,” he said.

The team and their coaches helped stack bricks Aug. 31 at Baird Concrete that the company donated to the Pomerene Center for the Arts for them to use at the artPARK.

“They were left over from other jobs and were just sitting around the yard,” said Anne Cornell from the Pomerene Center for the Arts

She said there were about 5,000 bricks and they will be used to construct a wall behind the wooden platform at the artPARK.

“They can move them for us, but needed them restacked on pallets,” she said. “We needed volunteers to help do that so Althea Szabo, a senior at River View who is doing her (school) community service project with us wrote the athletic director at River View and asked for volunteers. He floated the idea to the teams and the girls’ soccer team stepped up. We are so grateful for them.”

Kridler was glad to help.

“This is taking the place of our practice, but I don’t think they knew what they were getting into,” he said. “It was just time for a little diversion. We’ve had a disappointing start with a lot of injuries, but we have a good team and things are going to come together for us.”

Cornell said an official grand opening hasn’t been held yet at the artPARK, but activities were held there this summer and the Pomerene Center will be hosting a beer garden and movie night in the space during the Appalachian Bacon Nation Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10.

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