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.