ParkNPool Saves Homecoming

A high school in White House, Tenn., got more than it expected when it chose ParknPool for its recent bleacher order.

The White House Heritage High School football team was able to play its Homecoming game at home, thanks to ParkNPool.

White House Heritage High School was scheduled to play its first home football game of the season--Homecoming--on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, but the hope of bleachers to accommodate fans and students seemed like an impossible dream.

With a delay in ordering, city bid issues, and a machine not running properly, ParknPool was given a seemingly impossible task of getting the bleachers manufactured and fully installed in time.

“For some [this Homecoming] would be their first, and for others it would be their last, and every high school student deserves to have their Homecoming at home,” said Sarah Dudley, ParknPool account manager.

“I was going to do everything in my power to make this happen!”

As of 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, there was no sign of bleachers, and the hope of White House Heritage High School playing its Homecoming game at home was diminishing.

However, together with the commitment of its manufacturing partner to send experts to expedite the construction of the bleachers, ParknPool was able to have both trucks of bleachers in White House by 8 p.m.,  allowing only a short amount of time to perform the necessary prep work.

“Our community came together in a time of need to ensure our students could play their Homecoming at HOME,” said Mary Jo Holmes, principal of White House Heritage High School.

When doubters worried that it was too late, ParknPool’s designated installation crew and the White House community simply went straight to work, getting the bleachers fully installed by 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 7--game day.

“The night was beautiful, and all were so thankful to be playing in the White House Heritage J.C. ESCUE Sports Complex,” Holmes said.

ParknPool is Veteran Owned SBE/WBE company and supplies commercial outdoor furniture and site amenities such as picnic tables, trash receptacles, park benches, bleachers and playgrounds. ParknPool was begun in 1998 in Orlando, FL and moved their headquarters to Lexington, VA in 2005.

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