Christian School in Harbor Springs Raises Money for $1.5 M Expansion

For Jeff Jakeway, Harbor Light Christian School in Harbor Spring is more than just his alma mater. “So many memories for me playing here as a basketball player.”

But the school he remembers as a graduate is getting cramped for the current students. For example, the gymnasium, it’s just used to shoot hoops… it’s an auditorium, cafeteria and even hosts church on Sunday.

“This building is used almost seven days a week all year around,” says Kelly Dutcher, administrator at HLCS. “In order to have a gymnasium that doubles as a church, we have to roll out carpets, set up the chairs.”

That’s why they’re building a $1.5 million expansion, called Vision 2020. That will not only provide a new gym, “Add a music room, an art classroom, a science lab, and another additional classroom will free up some space for our teachers to have classrooms to teach in,” says Dutcher.

All while preserving a piece of the school’s history. This old gymnasium floor was brought here from a closed down college on Mackinac Island, nearly 30 years ago. Now they plan to reinstall it in the new expansion.

There’s been a lot of players and students that have played here and a lot of memories made. So we didn’t want to get rid of the floor,” says Jakeway. “It’s going on a second level as a practice facility.”

Continuing a legacy for generations to come. As Jakeway says the future of Harbor Lights, has never looked brighter.

HLCS plans on starting the expansion project in the spring of 2020 and finish in 2021. If you would like to donate to their expansion project or be a sponsor to their “Legacy Floor,” the school is hosting a Vision 2020 Gala.

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