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TFS dedicates baseball complex
Tallulah Falls School dedicated its newly-expanded and enhanced baseball complex on March 4. The Higgins Baseball Complex was named for the Higgins Family to honor the significant contributions of materials and labor for the project. Shown, from left, are TFS Head Baseball Coach Mark Wilcox, Don Higgins, owner of Higgins Construction Company, TFS Board of Trustees Chairwoman Amy Atkinson and TFS President and Head of School Larry A. Peevy.
Don Higgins, owner of Higgins Construction and grandfather of TFS seventh grader Aubrey Higgins, threw out the first ball at the TFS middle school baseball game following the dedication ceremony.
Saturday, March 4 was a milestone day for the Tallulah Falls School baseball program as a large, enthusiastic crowd witnessed the dedication of the recently-completed Higgins Baseball Complex.
A brief ceremony was held prior to the middle school game naming the complex for the Higgins Family, which includes Don Higgins, owner of Higgins Construction Company in Cornelia.
Higgins Construction donated a tremendous amount of labor and materials toward a complete renovation of the field and facilities, according to President and Head of School Larry A. Peevy.
The upgrades they provided included grading of the site, creation of additional parking areas, grading of the road between the baseball and soccer fields and construction of a two-story building to include a concession stand, two restrooms, press box, locker room and coaches area.
Tallulah Falls School added to the Higgins family construction by building a new indoor training facility, featuring batting and pitching cages, construction of a three-foot safety wall including the installation of new poles for netting. The playing surface received a number of significant upgrades in addition to the beautiful new TFS-themed scoreboard in right-center field.
“The spectator experience at the field has been greatly enhanced with new bleachers adjacent to both dugouts,” Peevy said.
“We very much appreciate the solid relationship we have with the Higgins family and look forward to showcasing this project as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus,” Peevy added. “We especially appreciate the detailed oversight of the project by D Higgins.”
The naming ceremony, led by Peevy and TFS Board Chair Amy Atkinson, focused on the partnership with Don Higgins with his family, including wife Sally, children and grandchildren. Peevy praised the significant contributions by the Higgins family to create the spectacular venue. Atkinson, speaking on behalf of the TFS Board of Trustees, followed with additional remarks praising the family’s generosity. The TFS board of trustees had previously approved, unanimously, the naming of the complex to honor the partnership with the Higgins family.
With the tug of a rope, large letters high up on the press box proclaiming the “Higgins Baseball Complex” were unveiled to the cheers of the appreciative crowd. Higgins also drew loud applause as he threw out the first ball officially opening the facility. Appropriately, Higgins’ grandson Aubrey, a TFS seventh grader, took the mound for the Indians in the middle school game following, making it a true family affair.
“We very much appreciate the investment this family is making in the Tallulah Falls School community,” Peevy added.