Posted: Friday, August 31st 2012 at 6:19am
Dr. P.K Dixon Field House dedicated
By Marc Eggers Staff
GAINESVILLE – City leaders, school administrators, family members, and Red Elephant alumni young and old assembled in front of the new Dr. P.K Dixon Field House to cut a ribbon and kick-off another Gainesville High School football season.
While most in attendance wished that the results of the game about to be played could have been a bit different (GHS lost to West Forsyth, 32-30), everyone was impressed with the new facility that has been part of a community-wide effort dating back to 2007.
For 36 seasons Dr. Pierce Kendal Dixon spent Friday nights walking the sidelines, attending to the needs of his favorite high school football team, an effort family members said was the highlight of his week. Dr. Dixon passed away in December, 2003.
The 7,000-plus square foot complex was officially opened as Dr. Dixon’s widow, Mary Frances, and youngest son, Brad, teamed to close the over-sized scissors on the red ribbon. GHS football players filed past the Dixon family members, shaking hands and sharing hugs, as they entered their new field house for the first time.
The Dr. P.K Dixon Field House is one of three new field houses constructed in Hall County this year. Chestatee High School and East Hall High School have also constructed new facilities.
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