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Plans In Motion: Palmyra boosters set to upgrade facilities

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This picture shows the cinder track that currently sits behind Palmyra High School. This picture shows the cinder track that currently sits behind Palmyra High School.

PALMYRA, MO. (WGEM) -- It was close to a year ago that plans got underway in Palmyra to upgrade to the high schools outdoor athletic facilities.

After countless hours of work by the Booster Club and local athletic supporters, those blueprints are in the process of coming to life. 

With constant rescheduling due to rain delays, Palmyra High School is trying to help its cause by enhancing its track and field facilities.

Palmyra's six-lane cinder track is outdated in comparison to other schools in the Clarence Cannon Conference, who currently have, or are working on building all-weather tracks.

"When you go to the other competing towns, especially the ones in our conference, and see their facilities, and know the advantage that their athletes have over ours that we wanted to do something to try to level the playing field," Palmyra Booster Club chairman Mark Bross told WGEM Sports.

Bross and Palmyra athletic director Brain Wosman feel that this track could benefit both student-athletes and members of the community.

"If we were able to put something out there that was better for them to walk on, that they weren't leaving prints, or there wasn't people riding their bikes out there and leaving bike marks and things on the cinder-track and ruts, I think we'd have a lot more people who would come out and use it to benefit their health," said Wosman.

The track is just phase one of a three part plan to modernize the school's athletic facilities.

They're also hoping to build a pro-turf football field, along with baseball and softball fields.

"Hopefully (the track project) will generate some momentum, and get it moving," Bross expressed.

"Then as they see phase one get completed, know that we're serious about getting it done, then get on board to start on phase two, then go from there to phase three."

Donations for the project can be sent to The Palmyra Booster Club, at P.O. Box 151, Palmyra, MO with the designation 'Multi-Purpose Outdoor Facility.'

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