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Local family is happy to support opportunities for youth

 WEST LIBERTY, IA –  West Liberty residents, Jared and Samira Deahr have given $10,000 to the West Liberty Schools athletic complex project.  The Deahrs reside on a farm outside of West Liberty and have two girls in the district.  Their gift will help fund the scoreboard for the new softball field.

 “Our kids play sports, but that’s not why we are doing this,” said Samira Deahr.  “We plan to live here forever, and I think this project is going to have a huge impact on our youth and community businesses.  As business owners, we need to support this project because it will bring so many new people to town.”

Jared Deahr is a 2001 West Liberty graduate and lived out of state for several years before returning to West Liberty.

 “I love living here, and I think West Liberty has a lot to offer,” said Jared. “I was never a star athlete, but I played sports and learned many skills that translated into my professional career.  I hope this project entices more youth to go out for sports.”

The district has hosted a flurry of meetings with donors as press about the project and fundraising continue.  Superintendent, Shaun Kruger, and Activities Director, Adam Loria, are keeping busy with check presentations and photo ops.

“I’m having a ton of fun,” said Loria.  “This community has blown me away with its generosity.”

 Final drawings for the outdoor facilities are expected by early summer so bidding can begin.  The first phase of site prep should kick off by August or September.

 “We are still on track,” said Superintendent Shaun Kruger. “We are busy running the district and keeping construction plans moving forward, but it’s the best part of my day when I get to meet with a family like the Deahrs and personally thank them for their support.”


            Shaun Kruger, West Liberty Superintendent 319-627-2116
            Adam Loria, West Liberty Activities Director 319-627-2116