Lem Brock, the man responsible for making available the tract of land where Stephenville High School and Gilbert Intermediate School now sit, takes his proper place in the school district’s history tonight in a special dedication ceremony at the multi-purpose outdoor athletic facility that bears his name.
The event will take place at approximately 6:45 p.m. between the freshman “A” and freshman “B” football games at Lem Brock Field, adjacent to Henderson Junior High.
Mr. Lem Brock and his wife, Verna, donated 20 acres of land to SISD in 1966, and one year later sold an additional 50 acres to the school district at the generous price of $12,500.
“Stephenville Independent School District is forever grateful to the Lem Brock family for their kind generosity,” said Dr. Darrell Floyd, superintendent of Stephenville ISD. “Generations of students have already been educated on this land, with many more to come. The naming of Lem Brock Field is just a small token of our appreciation.”
The field is primarily used for junior high and sub-varsity high school football as well as both high school boys and girls soccer.
In recent weeks, a track was laid and striped and is ready for upcoming practice and competition next spring. The stadium has also been used for community gatherings, such as the Fields of Faith event last month.