UNION — If you’re driving on the Duncan Bypass you’ll notice there’s something new at the Union County Stadium, something made possible by the generosity and community involvement of the Timken Foundation.
On Friday morning, Union County Stadium Director Ronnie Wade hosted a drop-in at the stadium to honor the Timken Foundation for its role in helping the stadium acquire a new electronic sign.
“This is something we’ve had in the works for a long time,” Wade said. “We’ve been wanting this for the entire community to use.”
Wade said that the new electronic sign will be available to local athletic, civic and other groups looking to advertise their activities. He said that being located on Duncan Bypass near Walmart, the sign is an ideal way for a group or organization wanting to advertise.
The sign cost $31,000 of which Wade said $25,000 was paid for by a grant from Timken Foundation with the balance covered by the stadium.
Wade and Union County Supervisor Frank Hart both thanked the Timken Foundation for their generosity and for its involvement in the community.
Hart said that Timken, which operates two plants in Union County, “sets an example, sets the bar high,” when it comes to wanting to get involved and getting involved with the community.
Wade praised Timken for its generosity, pointing out that without the grant awarded by the Foundation there would be no sign.
Clubs, civic groups, athletic organizations and others interested in advertising on the electronic sign should call 864-429-1680 for more information.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.