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Renovations underway at Rockland baseball, softball fields

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:22 am
by Penbay Pilot
Renovations underway at Rockland baseball, softball fields

ROCKLAND — As thousands of people gathered in Rockland for the 70th Annual Maine Lobster Festival Thursday, Aug. 3 and Friday, Aug. 4, a group of locals gathered across town at the Thomaston Street diamonds to begin renovations.

The renovations project kicked off its fundraising efforts in May with an auction, followed by a yard sale and raffle tickets for Boston Red Sox game. The group is still in the process of raffling tickets for a Billy Joel concert and another Red Sox contest.

On Thursday, Jim Hall, crew members of George Hall and Sons and Bill Lappanen began removing bushes and trees to not only eliminate ticks, but also make it easier to locate baseballs and softballs that normally could get lost in the vegetation. On Friday, fencing around the fields were removed. ... elds/90153