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League celebrates 55 with parade

Published 10:31am Friday, April 11, 2014

PROCTORVILLE — The people of Proctorville may have to take a detour or two on Saturday morning, as roads will be closed for the Fairland Little League parade.

The parade route will have the Little Leaguers going through the heart of the village as the league celebrates 55 seasons. The parade will conclude at the Fairland Little League field complex and will start at around 9 a.m.

“We’re going to have the main drag shut down,” Proctorville mayor Rick Dunfee said. “State Street will be shut down. There won’t be any traffic in or out of town for about 30 minutes.”

The first pitch of the 2014 season will be at approximately 10 a.m. Fairland Little League will also dedicate its field to former coach David Trent. Trent was one of the founding members of the league in 1959.

“He passed away recently,” said league president Gary Sowards. “Trent was one of the original coaches and league member from that first season of our Little League. So, it’s going to be a special day for us and hopefully kicks off a special season.”

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