From the City of Havre de Grace Office of Marketing and Tourism:
The Community Projects of HdG, Inc. would like to announce that the final order for bricks will be placed before the end of 2013. If you still want to order a brick for the walkway at James R. Harris Stadium for yourself, you family or a loved one, we must have your order by December 15, 2013. The final order will be made and those bricks will be added to the walkway.
Order forms are available at the high school, on the high school website, at 224 N. Washington St. and by emailing Rich Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also get an application the Havre de Grace Visitor 450 Pennington Ave.
The James R. Harris Stadium at Havre de Grace High School was built to honor a former student (Class of 1961), teacher, coach and athletic director. Jim Harris began his teaching career in 1965 at North Harford High School before coming to Havre de Grace in 1967. He taught for 28 years. He coached for 27 of those years winning a football district championship in 1973 and a football state championship in 1978. He also started the girl’s lacrosse program in 1979. Unfortunately for this close knit community, Jim’s life was cut short in 1993 when he passed away at the age of young age of 50 to brain cancer. For his outstanding contributions and tireless dedication to his students, colleagues and his community as a teacher, work experience coordinator, coach and athletic director, he was inducted into the Harford County Public School Educator’s Hall of Fame in 2005. For those that remember Jim, his dedication, loyalty and sense of community truly reflect our school’s motto: “Enter to Learn; Leave to Serve.”
Our Board of Directors would like to thank all those who already purchased a brick for their help in making the stadium happen and for their patience in the fact that it took longer to come to fruition than we originally planned.