Free admission, snacks and lots of give-aways are in store for the citizens of Hillsboro Saturday.
The entire town is invited to Tabor College for the “Anticipation Party and Groundbreaking Ceremony” for the new Joel Wiens Stadium immediately following the football game against Kansas Wesleyan, which begins at 1:30 p.m.
Admission to the game is free with the coupon clipped from the sports page of this week’s Hillsboro Free Press. Commemorative footballs, cups, water bottles and items from the campus bookstore will be given away. And there will be cotton candy for the children and celebration cupcakes for everyone.
“We are delighted to co-host this groundbreaking for the new community stadium, because I know that the people of Hillsboro, Tabor College and USD 410 have been waiting for this day to finally arrive,” said Tabor President Jules Glanzer. “We hope everyone will come out to join us was we celebrate.”
Football players for Hillsboro High School and Tabor College will participate in the groundbreaking ceremony after the game. But instead of using the customary golden shovels, they’ll be plowing the field with a tractor.
“We are eager to begin the process of transforming the old stadium into a facility that everyone in Hillsboro can be proud of,” Glanzer added. “Plowing the ground minutes after the final home game of the season sends a clear message to everyone just how eager we are for this project to begin.”