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By Staff | Apr 29, 2014
photo By RUTH FRY/The Luminary Justin Lambert, a 4 year starter on the Hughesville Varsity Baseball Team, addressed the players Saturday on how Little League affected his life. It not only taught Lambert how to play the game, but how teamwork is important.
Photo By RUTH FRY/The Luminary T-ball players salute to the National Anthem as it was played during Saturday's opening ceremony for Hughesville's Little League.
Dugout shared enthusiasm with the players during opening ceremonies for Hughesville's Little League.

HUGHESVILLE – Opening ceremonies for Hughesville’s Little League began with a parade, one of the town’s most noted traditions, at 9 a.m. as team players marched ceremoniously down Main Street and onto the ball field located behind Ashkar School on Murray Lane.

Each team was introduced for the season and welcomed by Dugout, the mascot for Little League, Inc. who helped cheer the players one by one.

Guest of honor for the day was the 2013 District 4 Hughesville High School Baseball Team champions. Justin Lambert, currently a senior at Hughesville and a member of the team, spoke about the hard work and team work that taught him what Little League was all about when he first started playing baseball as a young boy. Today he is a four year starter on the varsity team.

The rest of the festivities gave a “carnival-like atmosphere” according to one of the parents. This year they had a cake wheel, face painting, basket raffles, and hot dogs. All of the players and coaches were treated to a free lunch of hot dogs, chips and soda provided by the Hughesville Little League Association.