YADKINVILLE, N.C. -- After eight months of construction, the Courtney Elementary School gym is now just weeks away from being finished.
- The school's gym was destroyed during a tornado in 2017
- The project could be completed early October
- Crews were able to salvage the old bleachers and light fixtures
The old gym was destroyed during a tornado that tore through Yadkin County in May of 2017.
The original date of completion was scheduled for the end of October, but officials say it could be ready by as early as October first.
Officials say the gym is about 90 percent done and crews are working on painting, staining and hanging the scoreboard and basketball nets.
"I wanted to make sure that Courtney elementary school had a gym to play basketball in this November, and I wanted it to be in here, and I think we're on target for that," Denny Key, the director of operations for Yadkin County Schools, said.
"When they come in and see that we have tried to remain true to the original spirit of the old gym, I think everybody's gonna be pretty happy," Dr. Todd Martin, the superintendant for Yadkin County schools, said.
Crews were able to salvage the old bleachers and light fixtures to move into the new gym.