A group spearheaded by Chris Smith and Josh Oswald removed the old bleachers at the Fairfax Football Field July 31. It is believed that the original cement and supports were installed by the ag class sometime in the 1950s.

Chris Smith operates a skid steer while removing debris at the Fairfax Football Field.

Preparations have begun on the Fairfax bleacher project. A group, spearheaded by Chris Smith and Josh Oswald, started removing the old bleachers Thursday, July 31.

The new seating will allow the community to easily and safely engage in school events such as football games, graduations, assemblies, pep rallies, and more, and will enhance the overall appearance of the stadium. The goal is to have the bleachers installed for use during the upcoming football season.

To contribute to this project, checks (made payable to Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri) may be mailed to the Fairfax Improvement Foundation, Attn: Jill Kingery, P.O. Box 31, Fairfax, MO 64446. You can also contribute online at fairfaximprovementfoun dation.com.

Those who have contributed to the project include the following: Fairfax Optimist Club, Jay and Stephanie Smith, Xi Lambda Beta, Tracy and Holly Barnes (Farms), Mike and Katia Hawkins, Charlotte Miller, Bill and Tiffany Haynes, Roger and Suzanne Southard, Fertilizer Service Company, Doug and Lea Anne Miller, John and Tab Wintz, Gary and Kay Smith, Judy Nemyer, Jane Andes, Aeschliman Insurance, LLC (Jackie), Leon and Marilyn Reed, Ross and Julie Jones, Farmers State Bank, Gary and Betty Wennihan, John and Joyce Pearce, Georgia Gilley, Fairfax Agency, Inc., Bob and Marilyn Alldredge, Kiwanis Club, Stan and Karen Swan, Doyne Swan, Jack and Ginny Vernon, Josh and Tracy Oswald, Melvin and Thelma Miles, J.R. and Pete Cooper, Gene and Sue Carder, Kay Graves, Kay Rosenbohm, Tayne Fast, Chelsea Miller, Hilary Christianson, Donna Seymour, Loraine and Cheryl Chastain, Beverly Kingery, Ryan and Jill Kingery, Jack Burke, Mike, Marci and Audrey Mulloy, Marshall and Michelle Oswald, Justin and Matt Straub families, Keith and Ann Wensel, Dexter, Lottie and Belle Miller, Roger and Ann Martin, Bob and Connie Irvine, Frank and Linda Blakemore, Leona Ray, Jack, Connie and the Daybreak Cafe gang, and Nodaway Valley Bank-Maryville.