Crisfield's Salvation Army Youth Sports Programs Sidelined - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Crisfield's Salvation Army Youth Sports Programs Sidelined

Posted: Updated:
Crisfield National Guard Armory (Photo: WBOC) Crisfield National Guard Armory (Photo: WBOC)

CRISFIELD, Md.- This past summer mold issues forced the Crisfield's Salvation Army programs out of the historic National Guard Armory on Main Street. The problems with mold still exist and threatens to end the Salvation Army's youth soccer and field hockey programs.

"In August, they found some mold in the basement and they did an air quality test and they thought it was safe not to have children in there, so that's how we relocated to the Woodrow T. Wilson Center," said Phil Parks, executive director of the Somerset County Salvation Army.

The Woodrow T. Wilson Center is able to accommodate its programs for smaller children, but the gym is not large enough to hold the soccer and field hockey programs for teens. 

The space in the Armory's gym is what the Salvation Army needs to run its youth soccer and field hockey programs. Crisfield's Mayor Kim Lawson said more testing still needs to be done.

"The reality right now is that we have to have a clearance before we can allow any activity going in there on the air quality. We're waiting for that and then it will come before the city council to make a determination on whether we can reoccupy that. The earliest that could be done is the first meeting in January," Lawson said. 

Program organizers said if they can't get the soccer and field hockey programs up and running by January those sports programs will end. Both the soccer and field hockey programs start their seasons in January.

Parks said when sports programs are stopped for more than a year, it is very difficult to get them started again.  

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Worcester County Fair Postponed

    Worcester County State Fair Postponed

    Jun 21, 2018 7:23 PM2018-06-21 23:23:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:02 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:02:46 GMT
    Summer has officially started but Delmarva is still feeling the impact from this month's wet and soggy weather. 

    The Worcester County Fair was postponed because of wet grounds.
    More
    Summer has officially started but Delmarva is still feeling the impact from this month's wet and soggy weather. 

    The Worcester County Fair was postponed because of wet grounds. 
    More
  • New Details Emerge Over Deaths of 13 Bald Eagles

    New Details Emerge Over Deaths of 13 Bald Eagles

    Jun 21, 2018 10:38 PM2018-06-22 02:38:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:38:11 GMT
    Dead eagle found in Federalsburg in February. (Photo: Glenn Breeding)Dead eagle found in Federalsburg in February. (Photo: Glenn Breeding)
    Dead eagle found in Federalsburg in February. (Photo: Glenn Breeding)Dead eagle found in Federalsburg in February. (Photo: Glenn Breeding)
    FEDERALSBURG, Md. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says at least six bald eagles were poisoned with an illegal pesticide. In total, thirteen were found dead on a Caroline County farm back in February 2016. It is illegal to kill bald eagles in the U.S.More
    FEDERALSBURG, Md. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says at least six bald eagles were poisoned with an illegal pesticide. In total, thirteen were found dead on a Caroline County farm back in February 2016. It is illegal to kill bald eagles in the U.S.More
  • Deal Island Shoreline Restoration Coming Soon

    Deal Island Shoreline Restoration Coming Soon

    Jun 21, 2018 10:35 PM2018-06-22 02:35:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:35:48 GMT
    As the jetty project ends in Smith Island, Deal Island is getting some much needed erosion help from the state.More
    As the jetty project ends in Smith Island, Deal Island is getting some much needed erosion help from the state.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Salisbury Zoo Mourns Death of Bison

    Salisbury Zoo Mourns Death of Bison

    Jun 21, 2018 10:04 AM2018-06-21 14:04:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:08 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:08:33 GMT
    The Salisbury Zoo announced on Thursday the passing of their 25-year-old Bison, BubbaThe Salisbury Zoo announced on Thursday the passing of their 25-year-old Bison, Bubba
    The Salisbury Zoo announced on Thursday the passing of their 25-year-old bison, Bubba. (Photo: Salisbury Zoo)The Salisbury Zoo announced on Thursday the passing of their 25-year-old bison, Bubba. (Photo: Salisbury Zoo)
    The Salisbury Zoo announced the passing of its 25-year-old male American bison, which was euthanized this week.More
    The Salisbury Zoo announced the passing of its 25-year-old male American bison, which was euthanized this week. More
  • Fruitland Man Arrested During Narcotics Investigation

    Fruitland Man Arrested During Narcotics Investigation

    Jun 21, 2018 1:04 PM2018-06-21 17:04:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-06-21 18:26:12 GMT
    Over the course of the last several months, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team, conducted a lengthy investigation into the distribution of narcotics throughout the county.More
    Over the course of the last several months, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team, conducted a lengthy investigation into the distribution of narcotics throughout the county.More
  • Man Arrested After Easton Truck Fire

    Man Arrested After Easton Truck Fire

    Jun 20, 2018 12:36 PM2018-06-20 16:36:00 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:13:02 GMT
    2003 Chevrolet Pickup Truck (Photo State Fire Marshal)2003 Chevrolet Pickup Truck (Photo State Fire Marshal)
    2003 Chevrolet Pickup Truck (Photo State Fire Marshal)2003 Chevrolet Pickup Truck (Photo State Fire Marshal)
    A 21-year-old man is facing arson and related charges following accusations that he intentionally torched his own truck in Easton.More
    A 21-year-old man is facing arson and related charges following accusations that he intentionally torched his own truck in Easton. More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • 7 PM Weather June 20,2018

    7 PM Weather June 20,2018

  • Unexpected Discovery Made in Ocean City Median Project

    Unexpected Discovery Made in Ocean City Median Project

    Cones and construction are scattered along Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Initially postponed, the median project will put a divider up in the middle of the two lanes of traffic from 44th to 62nd St.

    State Highway Administration confirms the median project is on schedule and is expected to be completed by Memorial Day, but some folks in town have their doubts about that completion time.

    More

    Cones and construction are scattered along Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Initially postponed, the median project will put a divider up in the middle of the two lanes of traffic from 44th to 62nd St.

    State Highway Administration confirms the median project is on schedule and is expected to be completed by Memorial Day, but some folks in town have their doubts about that completion time.

    More
  • Businesses, City of Cambridge Fight Over Flags

    Businesses, City of Cambridge Fight Over Flags

    It's a fight over flags in Cambridge. Business owners say they've been receiving letters from the City telling them to take down certain flags placed outside their business.

    Theodore's Subs and Small Plates owner, Doug Bramble, says his red fluttering flag helps attract customers. But not according to the City, which WBOC tried to contact on Wednesday but did not hear back.

    More

    It's a fight over flags in Cambridge. Business owners say they've been receiving letters from the City telling them to take down certain flags placed outside their business.

    Theodore's Subs and Small Plates owner, Doug Bramble, says his red fluttering flag helps attract customers. But not according to the City, which WBOC tried to contact on Wednesday but did not hear back.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices