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Forest City School District to Hold High School Gym Floor Online Auction December 20, 2019 - January 24, 2020

posted Dec 18, 2019, 11:01 AM by Kristin Heidemann

Opportunity to capture a piece of Forest City High School history for your home or business

FOREST CITY,  December 17, 2019  — The Forest City Community School District announces that the Board of Education approved the district to host an online auction for pieces of the high school gymnasium floor at the December 9 meeting. The floor, which has been in use since 1977, will be removed as part of a full gymnasium remodel that is set to begin in the spring or summer. The construction timeline will be determined in January. In addition to new flooring, other major pieces of the remodel include new bleachers and paint. Proceeds from the online auction, which will be held December 20, 2019 - January 24, 2020,  will be used toward the gymnasium remodel project. 

“We’ve been fortunate that the floor has survived more than four decades of use,” said Darwin Lehmann, superintendent. “Many accomplishments and wonderful memories have taken place in the gym and we’re excited to offer this opportunity to own a piece of this history to the public.” 

The school district will host the online auction and the link to participate is: www.biddingowl.com/ForestCityCommunitySchool. A total of 200 gym floor pieces, as-is, will be available to bid on during the period of December 20, 2019 - January 24, 2019. Bidding will be available on 198 4’x6’ sections of the main gym court as well as two larger side pieces which are approximately 26’ wide by 100’ feet long each. Bidding for each piece starts at $25 and only online bids will be accepted. Bidders must create a free account to be part of the online auction. The school district has decided to keep the approximately 15’x15’ center court area and will reveal the plan to display it at a later date. Once the bidding closes, the winning bidders will be contacted with details about how to purchase and pick up the flooring pieces. 

Since 1977, the gym has been the home of Indian basketball, wrestling, and volleyball teams including eight state-qualifying boys basketball teams, two state-qualifying volleyball teams, one state-dual wrestling team and 33 individual state-qualifying wrestlers. A total of 34 conference championships have been earned between the teams. In addition, the gym has hosted classes, dances, pep rallies, Battle of the Classes (team-building competitions), concerts, contests and events such as graduation, prom and many more over the last 42 years. 

Complete details about the online auction are located at www.biddingowl.com/ForestCityCommunitySchool.