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Vernonia Logger Stadium Campaign

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(Above photo is an example of what the Logger Stadium could look like at the Vernonia Schools.)

A message from Jim & Kathy (Minger) Eckland:

On December 3, 2007 the Vernonia community experienced a major flood which damaged homes, businesses, and all three school buildings.  

Following the flood the community undertook the huge effort of rebuilding, which included moving the school campus to a new location, out of the flood zone.

On  August 21, 2012 Vernonia celebrated the grand opening of the new school campus, but one thing was still missing – outdoor sports facilities for football, softball, baseball, and track and field. 

Through the determined effort of a group of volunteers and alumni, over $250,000 was raised, and the first pitch at the Alumni Field softball facility was thrown on  April 26, 2016, followed by the opening of Holce Baseball Field in 2019.

In 2017 Vernonia School District voters approved a bond measure which provided for the construction of the new all-weather track and field facility and football field.  The first football game at the new Logger Stadium was played on September 13, 2019 and Vernonia hosted their first home track and field meet in decades on May 2 the following spring.  There is still just one piece missing:  a covered stadium (like the sample stadium pictured above).

A local group of alumni and community volunteers have already raised almost $60,000, through direct mail, personal contacts and GoFundMe, toward the Phase One goal of $650,000.  The second and third phases will focus on separate concessions and restrooms along with team rooms and additional restrooms under the grandstands.  We need everyone's help to finish this last key piece of the school campus.  Contributions of any size are welcome.

The Logger Stadium will complete the school facilities and bring the community closer together.

Please consider what contribution you can make to help our community cross this goal line together.  If you wish to donate online, you may use our GoFundMe page.  Or, if you prefer, you may mail your checks (payable to Vernonia Boosters, Memo Line:  Logger Stadium); and mail to  Vernonia Logger Stadium, P.O. Box 73, Vernonia, OR  97064.   All contributions are tax-deductible. 



  • James Eckland
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Jeff Walton
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Deborah Dustman
    • $573 
    • 10 mos
  • Alice King
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
  • Catherine L East
    • $200 
    • 1 yr


Jim Eckland
Vernonia, OR
Vernonia Booster Club
Registered nonprofit
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