Officials and family members break ground at the Hoy Community Sports Complex on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Sandy Holifield)

Building hope in Hoy

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A group in the Hoy Community is trying to make sure there are fun and games for future generations there with the Hoy Community Sports Complex.

A groundbreaking ceremony and “fun day” was last Saturday at the site of the facility on Friendship Road.

“This sports complex is being built for kids,” Lillian McDonald told the Board of Supervisors. “There’s going to be soccer, baseball, softball.”

The organizing process has been going for two years, she said. It started with the vision of Howard Keys’ children, who donated 6.5 acres of land for the project.

“They were concerned that there were very little activities for children, and they wanted to do something for the community,” said McDonald, who is secretary of the HIK Foundation.

She thanked her supervisor, Johnny Burnett and the rest of the board, and Sheriff Alex Hodge for his support. She invited all of them to the groundbreaking, which will also feature a parade, “fun day” and fundraising.

“We’re working hard to solicit continued support to see this project through,” McDonald said.

HIK President Chris Heidelberg and Lewis Goins also thanked the board “for the hard work you do for the citizens.”

For more, go to www.hikfoundation.com.