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Ball field project gets $10,000 boost

Concept drawing of bleacher roof cover.Albion American Legion Post 162 received some good news Monday, Aug. 1, in the form of a check for $10,000 from the Mansfield Foundation of Belle Plain, IA.

The funds will help the post and the project committee build a cover for bleachers at the American Legion Baseball field in the Albion Sports Complex.

“We were very happy to hear this great news from the Mansfield Foundation,” said Leon Magsamen, commander of Post 162. Pending approval from the post and arranging a short term loan, Magsamen said he is hopeful that construction of the new roof structure could begin this fall.

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