AUSTIN, TX (February 18, 2016) –
St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis led a groundbreaking ceremony for synthetic turf that will be installed at Val Riess Baseball Fields on Phase II. The multi-purpose complex, located at 1101 Magistrate Street in Chalmette, hosts a number of games including children’s and Adult leagues and outside tournaments. The project includes new turf on fields 5, 6, 7 and 8 and will cost of total of $600,000.00. The Contractor for the project is Hellas Construction and the Engineer is Meyer Engineer, Ltd.
Photo by Lenor Duplessis. Pictured in the groundbreaking from left to right on the front row are Assistant Recreation Director Kirk Carlin, Recreation Director Yolanda Banks-Thomas, Parish President Guy McInnis, Amy Champion, Hellas Construction Business Development Manager; Resident Inspector Gil Carlin, Matt Falati with Meyer Engineers and Athletic Director George Wollfarth. On the back row are Lia Risner, Hellas Construction Project Manager; Recreation Staff Members Denise Montalbano, Mike Blaise, Jr., Allen Hoey, Frank Immola, Chris Basile, Billy Bertoniere, Curtis Winding, Jr. and Mike Blaise, Sr.