The 12-member Williamston Baseball Boosters have a hands-on, sweat and splinters approach to keeping things spruced up at local fields.
And the non-profit group’s volunteers always seem to be making things happen.
Another chapter tradition was written as 16 volunteers spend nearly 12 hours over three days April 25-27 to re-furbish the Williamston High School baseball field’s dugouts and scoreboard. It’s where the school’s varsity and junior varsity teams play each spring.
Baseball booster president Derek Gauss estimates the work saved the school district about $3,500 in materials and labor.
“The shingles on the dugouts were horrible shape. I think it has been about 15 years since the were replaced,” Gauss said.
Old shingles on the dugouts were removed and replaced, and the bleachers and dugouts were power washed and some repainting was done The scoreboard and its support poles were repainted.
“Doing this has really given the field a great boost, especially since Williamston will be hosting the baseball districts May 24 and 31. We will be looking forward to it. Go Hornets,” Gauss said.
Wimsat Building Materials supplied the roofing material, Joe Elenbaas Construction provided the labor and Dan Anibal Painting provided labor and supplies.
Those businesses were also crucial in the refurbishing the concession stand at Joe Bauer Memorial Field for players under 14.
Volunteers were Joe Elenbaas, Dan Anibal, Larry Greene, Mark Diamond, Michelle Diamond, Matt Diamond, Jeff Hartsaw, Bob Sturgis, John Vitale, Sam Vitale, Jay Johnson, Mark Porrel, Dan Robitaille, Bryan Johnson, Austin Gauss, Derek Gauss.