CHAMBERSBURG, PA. -- Hundreds of seats from the auditorium of Chambersburg Area Senior High School were in the parking lot Friday, removed as part of the school's $73.8 million expansion and renovation of the 53-year-old building.
"The building is currently undergoing asbestos abatement on the first floor, the tech education wing and the music wing," said Sylvia Rockwood, the district's director of information services. "Once that is completed, the project will continue with demolition of the tech wing and portions of the music wing."
The auditorium itself will be refurbished, with new choral, band and other music facilities being added behind the theater, according to the plans.
Rockwood did not know what was to happen to the rows and rows of auditorium seats that were removed, but new ones have been purchased to replace them. The stage curtains from the auditorium will be getting reused, with the school board recently approving their donation to The Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg.