Press-Republican

September 12, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 12, 2013

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Slugfest

TO THE EDITOR: The Peru Baseball Club recently held the Summer Slugfest to raise money to send our U12 team to Cooperstown Dreams Park.

It was, by all accounts, a fun-filled weekend of great baseball.

We are very thankful to the coaches who brought their teams to celebrate the end of a busy baseball season together: Bill LeBeau, Plattsburgh U12; Craig Amell, Adirondack Thunder U12; Jamie Juntenen, Northern Pirates U12; Kris Doorey, Plattsburgh U10; Jason Marsh, NAB Bulldogs U10; and Dan Iveson, Capital Region Renegades U10.

Many good men volunteered to umpire: Brian Marino, Jonathan Plesiss-Belair, Tristan Archambault, Rich Tarabula, Mark Reyell, Connor Sargeant, Nubby O’Connell, Ken Kesterman, Chris Mazzella, Dom Delello, Jason Kaplan, Rollie McGee, Scott Gavin and Shawn Raimo.

We would like to thank the companies that contributed to our concession stand and T-shirt sales: Adirondack Chocolates, American Legion Post 1619, Hamilton’s Funeral Home, Loreman’s, Peru Pharmacy, Re/Max, R. Tripp Trucking and Excavating, Rulf’s, Peru Stewarts, Valley Vending, Little Pizza Shop and Larry Dupee from Coke. Frank and Mary Martineau were gracious enough to donate a dunk tank.

Our auction was a big hit, and many people left with amazing prizes. Thank you to Buck Supply and Distribution, Colours, Adirondack Chocolates, Koto, Butcher Block, Pizza Hut, Peru McDonalds, Liquor and Wine Warehouse, Play It Again Sports and 31 Products.

A very special thanks to Gabby, Elly and Taylor, who worked tirelessly baking, wrapping and delivering cold drinks and sweet treats for two days. We also extend a heartfelt thank you to Jill Folsom, Karen Fortunatus and Jim Dynko.

Lastly, we offer our sincere gratitude to the parents and grandparents of the children of the Peru Baseball Club. We make a great team.

MATT CROWLEY

RYAN O’CONNELL

CORTLAND FORRENCE

Peru Baseball Club

Recreation

programs

TO THE EDITOR: The Town of Plattsburgh Parks & Recreation Department held its annual Doggie Paddle Day on Aug. 17 at the East Morrisonville Park.

It is a day that is very special for our four-legged best friends. For pet lovers, it means that our dogs get a chance to enjoy the company of new friends, swimming, Frisbees, tennis balls and, of course, treats.

The event was successful this year, with 29 dogs in attendance, but it would not be possible without many volunteers and donations. A special thank you goes to Petsmart for donating Frisbees, tennis balls and other dog-friendly items. Thank you to Canine Adventure and Peru Veterinary Clinic for donating items to our raffle. Lastly, thank you to Clinton County Canine Club for being in attendance and sharing all of your canine knowledge.

We look forward to hosting the event again next year!

We also hosted our Youth Fishing Classes on Aug. 13 and 15, which was taught by Don Lee and his friends from Trout Unlimited. The program was free to any Town of Plattsburgh youth 10 years of age and up. This year, we had over 20 youth sign up for the program, all of which had one-on-one attention from Mr. Lee and the volunteers from Trout Unlimited. Thank you to all of our volunteers for making the program a huge success this year.

It never ceases to amaze us how everyone in our area steps up to offer their time for our many recreation programs. We could not run our programs without their expertise, so again we thank all of you.

ERIN PANGBORN

Recreation Program coordinator