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Used tractor, Girl Scouts help bring Illinois volleyball court back to life

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

a sand volleyball court recently got improvements with the help of a used tractor.
a sand volleyball court recently got improvements with the help of a used tractor.

While used tractors are often may conjure up the image of green lawns, a recent effort may help spike that idea.

According to Illinois' State Journal-Register, two junior high Girl Scouts proposed improving a sand volleyball court located in Athens. The playing surface had been overgrown with weeds, and Abigail Bohannan and Mallery Reiff suggested it be renovated as part of their effort for the club's silver award.

Don Reiff, Mallery's father, hauled and laid out sand with his used tractor in order to get the project finished, while others took to getting weeds out of the court. In all, the girls put in 80 hours of their time to finish the volunteer effort.

"They worked really well together," Abigail's mother and troop leader, Lisa Bohannan, told the paper.

Other volunteer efforts across the country feature used tractors, including antique shows that often raise funds for area community organizations. Some festivals aim at bringing area residents together by allowing them a glimpse of agriculture's past methods for getting food to consumers.

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