Own a piece of Meridian’s history

Ever the creative thinking entrepreneur, MPSF president Paul Kratzig has announced a deal recently struck to raise funds for Foundation scholarships that will allow Meridian grads and community members to own a piece of history.
In early February, a crew of volunteers will begin to dismantle and prepare for sale pieces of Meridian High’s ‘Old Gym’. Items will include portions of the gym floor, baskets and backboards, scoreboards, the beautiful clear grain fir seats from the east side of the gym, lockers from the shower room and a variety of other small items. The gym floor will be cut and finished in twelve inch squares and sold to former players from basketball and volleyball teams. Material from benches will be used to frame portions of the floor, which will make a beautiful border in contrast to the floor.
As Paul aptly described, “This is a way the old jocks can own a piece of history. I know one player who wants the bench he warmed for three years on the basketball team in the late fifties.”
Naturally, all proceeds from sale of memorabilia will put put directly to use in providing awards and scholarships for the ongoing education of graduates of Meridian High School. Please contact Paul Kratzig at 360- 319-1727 with any inquiries regarding the project.