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Buckley Gym opens for business

Four-year-old Michael Johnson Jr., center, future employee of Johnson Brothers Lumber Company, cuts the ribbon and officially opens Cazenovia High School Buckley Gymnasium to athletic activity, Sept. 27.

Four-year-old Michael Johnson Jr., center, future employee of Johnson Brothers Lumber Company, cuts the ribbon and officially opens Cazenovia High School Buckley Gymnasium to athletic activity, Sept. 27. Michael Byrnes

— The evening of Friday, Sept. 27, the Cazenovia Central School District celebrated the reopening of the recently renovated Buckley Gymnasium.

On hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony as special guests were Superintendent Robert S. Dubik, Michael and Jessica Johnson of Johnson Brothers Lumber, their two children Michael and Mack Johnson, Justin Busse of Campus Construction, Assistant Superintendent Bill Furlong, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds David Hazer, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Donna Fountain and Dr. Jan Woodworth of the CCSD Board of Education.

The Cazenovia Varsity Cheerleaders started the festivities with a cheer, Cazenovia Athletics Director Michael Byrnes read a written statement thanking all of those people that helped make the Buckley Gym Project a success, and then the ribbon was cut by the youngest standing member of the group, Michael Johnson, Jr., age 4.

A special gratitude of thanks was given to Johnson Brothers Lumber Company. The Johnson Brothers decided to donate all 8,200 square-feet of hardwood flooring that was used to build the new floor.

In recognition of this donation, the district painted the floor with the following, “Wood provided by Johnson Brothers Lumber” in two separate locations on the court.

On the court, the Cazenovia Lakers Volleyball Team hosted Fowler of the City School District. In decisive fashion, the Lakers defeated the Falcons in three games.

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