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Local parents fund, build outdoor basketball court at LHS

The burgeoning basketball stars of Luverne now have a new place to hone their skills, thanks to the generosity of two local parents, Dustin and Renee Marchand.

“We saw a need, and we filled it. Everyone should give something [to their child’s school] if they can,” Dustin Marchand explained.

The court is located near the concession stand outside the LHS football stadium and also has an area to play four-square.

Crenshaw County Schools Superintendent  Dodd Hawthorne praised the Marchands for their efforts.

“We welcome community support and assistance. Dustin approached us and said ‘we want to do this.’ We are thankful that he and Renee would want to do this for our kids,” Hawthorne said.

The Marchands have 3 children that attend Luverne School.

“The kids that attend the school, they don’t care about politics or any of that,” Marchand said.

“They just want a place to play four-square, and a place to play basketball… People should give whatever they can, even if it’s just their time.”