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Grant to fund restrooms at Shield's Farm in Delmont

| Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Spectators at Delmont Area Athletic Association games soon might say goodbye to portable toilets at games.

The association recently received a $15,000 donation from the Delmont Rotary and plans to build a permanent restroom building at Shield's Farm.

Each year, the association pays about $3,000 to have portable restrooms erected at the farm for the summer, association President Jeff Behr said. The donation would cover the cost to build the facility, he said.

“It seems like more and more people are being drawn here,” Behr said.”This would be a good addition.”

However, there are not sewage lines in Shield's Farm. Behr suggested having holding tanks built that would be emptied regularly.

The association offers baseball teams in four age groups and mostly draws players from the Franklin Regional and Greensburg-Salem school districts.

Permanent restrooms aren't the only new building that association members are considering. Behr said the association also plans to build a permanent concession stand. During a recent small tournament, the group raised about $6,000. Behr said that amount could increase with a full concession area.

Borough council President Jim Bortz agreed that the program attracts people from across the region.

“The total package is what's winning you over to people,” Bortz said.

Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or dkurutz@tribweb.com.

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