NEWKIRK — Progress on the Kay County Amphitheater is well underway, with 116 private donors and foundations making the project a reality. Because of this generosity, Kay County will soon see an amazing outdoor venue.
A real sense of community was felt as people around the nation came together to make a gift to this project, which will transform the Kay County Courthouse Square. Raising $150,000 in just 30 days, a construction contract was signed with Rick Scott Construction on April 6. Once the structural engineering plans were complete, the custom pavilion and bandshell was ordered through RCP Shelters and will be delivered in the fall.
On May 17, members of the amphitheater committee, Newkirk Main Street board members, County Commissioner Jason Shanks and Rick and Carol Scott of Rick Scott Construction held a groundbreaking ceremony. Only a few weeks later, the groundwork was completed in preparation for the concrete slab which will house the massive pavilion/bandshell.
Due to heavy rains the first weekend of June, footings were poured a few days later than originally planned. Crews are working hard in preparation for the next pour of concrete stem walls. To keep up with the progress like and follow the Facebook page “Kay County Amphitheater.”