Punxsy high school’s new fitness center & weight room dedicated at ceremony

On Tuesday evening, the Punxsutawney Area High School held the dedication ceremony for the new fitness center and weight room facility.

Members of the Punxsutawney Athletic Foundation (PAF) and the Cook family were on hand as key contributors to the project, and students from Jeff Tech who helped draft the model for the facility were also in attendance.

Pictured are (front, from left): Jesse Leavens; Jeff Tech drafting student; John Knopick, PAF; Dave London, PAHS principal and PAF member; Katelen Wingard, Jeff Tech drafting student; Susan Robertson, Punxsutawney Area Business Manager; Phil Heitzenreiter, district maintenance manager; (back) Kim London, PAF; Cathy (Cook) London, Cook Family; Mike Carlson, assistant athletic director; Bill Vassallo, athletic director; Don Jobes, Booster Club president and PAF member; Dr. Frank Bizousky, Punxsy school board member and PAF member; Dr. Keith Wolfe, district superintendent; Thomas Tinker, Jeff Tech teacher; Jack White, Punxsy school board member; and Alan Nichol, Punxsy head football coach and PAF member.

Tuesday morning, former Pittsburgh Steeler Robin Cole and Tom Webster of Webster’s Fitness gave a tutorial on the new equipment to the coaches of the various Punxsy athletics teams.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

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