Effingham Park District Commissioner Chris Huelsbusch shakes Effingham Park District President David McDevitt's hand after the unanimous approval of a bid for the construction of the Richard E. Workman Sports Complex Thursday.
A win for sports complex
After months of planning and fundraising, Effingham Park District officials finally solidified plans for the Richard E. Workman Sports Complex.
The path to having a sports complex in Effingham actually began decades ago, but it was October of last year that Richard and Angie Workman revived the prospect by donating $5 million for construction of such a facility. Since then, the Workmans have donated an additional $1 million toward the project added to community donations of $3 million, a recent $500,000 contribution from the city and the park district's ability to issue up to $6.5 million in debt certificates that allowed the district to officially award a bid Thursday from Poettker Construction to construct the complex.
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