BA Football Team Helps Preserve Historic Ceiling Tiles

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 7:49 pm
By: News On 6

High school football isn’t all about blocking and tackling; sometimes it's about community service.

And Thursday morning, members of the Broken Arrow football team got the chance to do a little service project by preserving a bit of school history.

They moved hundreds of tin ceiling tiles - which have been stored at North Intermediate high school - to a new location across town.

"I can get ten or 12 volunteers anytime I need them from the team," head coach David Alexander said.

Here's the deal, a few years back when they renovated the old Central Middle School, they took many of the ceiling tiles down.

The former superintendent, Dr. Clarence Oliver, suggested they be preserved, so they were stored, and now there's a plan to use them.

"Some of them are gonna be preserved at the museum, another group will be preserved in a local business," said Lori Lewis with the BA Historical Society.

Some will go back to being ceiling tiles, we think, and more will be sold as a fundraiser.

The heavy lifting was provided by the football team.

"These boys are great, they love where they live," Alexander said.

He said the community gives them so much, so giving something back is easy.

The plan is to offer many of the tiles to former students or interested folks who might want one or more of them.

The historical society will announce when on their website.