CLUB begins raising funds for press box
The Conifer Lobos Unified Boosters is embarking on a campaign to raise $110,000 by this summer to purchase and install a prefabricated press box at the main athletic field at Conifer High School.
The press box is the last piece of the main athletic field improvements that started in 2012. The school district put artificial turf on the field thanks to the 2018 bond, plus the boosters raised money to buy and install stadium lights, a concession stand and team rooms. The most recent project was raising about $400,000 to purchase and install bleachers, which was completed in 2021.
CLUB is beginning an Orange Bucket Drive, where students will carry orange buckets during student pickup and at other times to collect donations.
For more information and to donate, visit www.clubchs.org.
Evergreen, Conifer’s Got Talent
The annual Evergreen’s Got Talent and Conifer’s Got Talent shows are coming up soon, and four acts who win the contests will perform at two of Evergreen’s four summer concerts.
Two winners will be selected from each show, and they will perform as the warmup acts for two of the Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s Evergreen Lake/Buchanan Park summer concerts, which are scheduled for June 28, July 12, July 26 and Aug. 9.
The Conifer show is from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 31, at Conifer High School, and the Evergreen show is from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Center for the Arts Evergreen. Admission is free, and food will be available.
A panel of judges will select winners at both talent shows. The judges for Conifer’s Got Talent are Betsy Hays, an EPRD board member, Lance Swearingen, a local pastor and lead singer for Blood Brothers, and Jax Jordening, who won Evergreen’s Got Talent last year. Judges for the Evergreen show have not been finalized.
In addition, acts are welcome to raise money, which will go to the Conifer High School theater and choral programs, Resilience1220 and Center for the Arts Evergreen.
Some of the rules have changed this year: performers must be 18 or younger, and solo performers will be able to get an accompanist.
While it is too late to register for Conifer’s Got Talent, the deadline for Evergreen’s Got Talent is March 31. Conifer area teens are invited to perform at the Evergreen event.
For more information and to register, visit evergreensgottalent.com.
EPRD to look into employee housing
The Evergreen Park & Recreation District will look into what it would take to turn three houses it owns in Buchanan Park into employee housing.
If the rec district goes through with the idea, Executive Director Cory Vander Veen said there would be many details to work out, including giving the current tenants plenty of time to move out.
“It seems worthwhile,” board member Mary McGhee said at the Feb. 28 board meeting. “It seems like a win-win. It builds loyalty (among staff members) and helps with affordable housing.”
Board member Monty Estis agreed, saying as long as the district brought in the same rent revenue, having employee housing could help solve staffing needs.
The rec district has difficulty filling both seasonal and full-time employee positions in part because of the cost to live in Evergreen.
Board members agreed it makes sense to look into it.