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Workers laying down new artificial turf at Avon High

Workers at Avon High are beginning to lay down the new synthetic turf surface.

AVON, August 11 – Work is continuing at Avon High School to build an eight-lane track and field complex and a synethic turf field. The infill between the plastic blades of grass will be acrylic coated sand.

Last December, town voters in a special edition authorized spending nearly $3 million ($2.99 million) for the project. Work on the project began in late April.

The first football game is scheduled for Saturday, September 21 at 1 p.m. at the high school against Tolland High.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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