Construction begins on bigger LCC athletic complex

PARSONS, Kan. – A bigger athletic and academic complex is coming to Labette Community College in Parsons, Kansas.

A groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday officially kicked things off. The $5.8 million project renovates and expands the current gymnasium. There will be new spaces for fitness and wellness education.

“So they are excited,” said Lindi Forbes of the Labette Community College Foundation. “It makes them feel really good to know that so many people gave, to make their lives better. To help them compete at a higher level to have a better facility, to bring in more fans and to bring in more community spirit and pride.”

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College officials say the finished product will not only add to the college, but the entire Parsons community.