Opening Day at the Ball Park

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Jeff Williams throws out the first pitch of the season on the Rookie/Tee Ball Field.The Salem Parks and Recreation Department, “Opening Day at the Ball Park Celebration”, was held on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015.  The event was held at Community Park in Salem.

The National Anthem was sung by Tanya Webb. Park Board member Dr. Jack Hedrick made the first pitch across home plate on the Major/Minor field, Jeff Williams on “Williams Field” Tee Ball (pictured on right) and Rookie, and the WSLM Weather Bird along with Becky White will throw out the first pitch on the Girl’s Softball Field.

League Directors this year are Rodney Brough Girl’s Softball, Boy’s Major and Minor league Ricky Lincks, and Tee Ball and Rookie leagues Tim Anderson.  The many volunteer coaches, high school and middle school coaches along with team sponsors dedicated to this program help contribute to its success.

This year’s team sponsors are:  Marshall Monument, Jeans Extrusions, Sons of American Legion, Summit Seed Coatings, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Kearschner’s Family Dentistry, Linck’s Clothing and Shoes, Smart Energy, First Harrison Bank, Salem Subway, Mid-Southern Savings Bank, Tarr Monument, Nursery Rhyme Daycare, M&D Tree Service, Bartanen Law Office, Salem Leader, Salem Crossing, John Jones GM City, Land-Home Financial Services, American Legion Auxiliary, Elliott’s Tree Service, Re/Max Results, Mc Donalds Restaurant, State Farm Insurance, DanMar Pharmacy, American Family Insurance, Ace Hardware of Salem, Hoosier Trophies, GKN Sinter Metals, Blue River Wood Products, and Worley Lumber.

Pizza and drinks will be available to the players provided by Meadow View Health Care.   

For more information you may call the Parks and Recreation Office at 812-883-2895.

Fans and players line up for free pizza, drinks, and chips, sponsored by the Salem Parks and Rec. Department and Meadow View Health Care, during Opening Day at the Ball Park. Donna Hurst, Salem Public Library, assisted with serving.