New scoreboard installed at George Pratt Memorial Field

Robert Blackford

The new scoreboard has been installed at George Pratt Memorial Field in Aledo. The new scoreboard is part of the Eagles Take Flight project.

"It took three days to install it," said Rusty Ruggles, director of the "Eagles Take Flight" project. "It's working," said Ruggles. "It looks great. I'm really happy with it. We've been working on getting it installed for two months." The torrential amounts of rain the county has undergone during April and May pushed back the completion of the scoreboard installation. Kleine Equipment donated the scoreboard to the project. "Mark Kleine has been very generous," said Ruggles. Ruggles said the scoreboard has yellow LED lights that should last a long time. There won't be the light bulbs to change with the new scoreboard. It will run wordlessly so there are no wires to run underground.

Ruggles said Tony Muhlenburg has been working on the drainage for the project. "Next week we want to star on the track."

Ruggle said a lot of the work so far has been accomplished by volunteers. Valley Construction will start work next week on the track though. Ruggles said he wasn't worried about delays to the project because of all the rain. "Valley's not worried so I'm not worried," said Ruggles.