Time Capsule Contributions Needed for Kelley Cares Field
A time capsule will be sealed on opening day of the Kelley Cares Miracle Field, to be opened in 25 years. The city is seeking information and objects related to the site's history at 1108 Jefferson St.
The Miracle League of Alexandria is seeking suggestions from the general public for items to be included in a time capsule to be installed at the Kelly Cares Miracle Field in Old Town by the Nannie J. Lee Center.
Suggested time capsule items should relate to the history of the area where the field is located, 1108 Jefferson St., previous uses of the field area and former elementary school and general information on the surrounding neighborhood.
"We are particularly looking for information on the old Robert E. Lee School, Nannie J. Lee Center and old store that sat on this site in the 1950s," said city Sports Director Mac Slover.
The time capsule will be installed on opening day of the Miracle Baseball League in late April and will remain sealed for 25 years.
The Kelley Cares Miracle Field, dedicated on Nov. 17, 2012, was planned and constructed in under two years using a combination of city funds, in-kind donations for contractors and private donations, exceeding $135,000, that were raised through the Miracle League of Alexandria in partnership with the Kelley Cares Foundation.
The field is accessible for adults and youth with disabilities. Its surface is entirely covered in a "rubber-like compound that allows a firm, yet cushioned surface for wheelchairs, walkers and people unsteady on their feet," according to the city's Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Activities.
Suggestions for the time capsule may be submitted by email to Mac Slover or by mail to the: Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, Attn: Mac Slover, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314.