By NANCY WHITAKER • Progress Correspondent
SCOTT – The second annual Picnic in the Park will be held from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Bressler Park in Scott. After many years of not playing ball on the ball field, volunteers got together and began working to cosmetically give the ball diamond, bleachers and the concession stand a new look.
Games were played at the ball field this summer and once again you could hear the crack of the bats, the calls of the umpire and the happy voices of kids and parents enjoying the thrill of the sport.
The Picnic in the Park will be a fundraiser for the Scott Ball Association and the Scott Fire Department. The fire department will be selling chicken dinners beginning at 11:30 a.m. Also on tap that day will be bingo, silent auction, door prizes, a magician, face painting, games, obstacle course, the Bookmobile and softball games as well as a wiffle ball game.
Jeremy Akom, one of the coaches said, “Anyone interested in playing softball at our picnic in the park on Aug. 2, can get with Chris Martinez, head coach, or myself. I’d like to see us get three or four teams together to play and two of those teams to consist of parents and family of our T-ball teams. So teams, please let me know if you are willing and want to play. We may need to practice by Aug. 2.”
Some former Scott players from years gone past may even show up to show off their skills.
The Scott Ball Association is also taking orders for T-shirts online or fill out a printed form. The pre-sale price is $12.95 and the price at the picnic will be $15.
The link to order online is www.customink.com/signup/8l0nzrj7
Please come out on Aug. 2 for a Picnic in the Park for a lot of fun and to support the Scott Ball Association and the Scott Fire Department.