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Little League Weekend activities

 

 

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

 So in a year when the Little League is undergoing a major transformation to set it up for the years to come, play, and all other Little League functions will continue as they have for nearly 60 years.

Granville Little League fields are ready, so the season must be here.

The boys and girls from around the area will be gearing up for the season beginning Saturday April 30 with their annual coin-drop fundraiser on the village’s streets.

On Sunday, May 1, the players will gather at the corner of North Street and Pine Street for the annual Little League parade which will be followed, as always, by two-inning exhibition games at the fields.

The official season opening – the 58th – will be on Monday, May 2.

The parade kicks off at 1 p.m., Sunday, and will proceed down North Street to Main Street and onto Glen Street to the park. This season, due to the field improvements, the opening ceremonies will take place at the large field near the Lions-Rotary Warming Hut at the northern end of the Little League complex.

Granville Little League will conduct their coin drop from 9 a.m. to noon, April 30. Little League players in uniform, with adult supervision, will be on Main Street by Scotties, and on Quaker Street by the Label Shopper. In addition to these fixed locations, players will canvass homes in Granville, North Granville, Middle Granville and South Granville for this annual fundraising event.

This is a major fundraiser for the league, which faces ever-increasing costs for insurance, equipment, uniforms, tournament fees, and other expenses.

On Sunday morning new Little League President Tim Thomas will have a work crew put the finishing touches on the fields and could like some help taking care of last-minute chores like lining the bases.

If you can volunteer some time before the parade to assist with the final preparations, call the Little League at 642-1100, or just show up.

The annual parade will step off at 1 p.m. from the corner of Pine Hill and North Street. Civic organizations, fire companies, local dignitaries, the Junior and Senior High School bands, coaches, managers and players will make a colorful procession to the Richards Memorial Park and opening ceremonies will follow.

The High School Band, under the direction of Crystal Everdyke, will play the National Anthem. Teams will then play two-inning demonstration games.

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