To the editor:
Harrison County Recreation Board of Directors and its Director Rick Chasteen, along with their employees of River Road Park, deserve recognition and commendation for their outstanding efforts in revitalizing the baseball fields and facility. Not many weeks ago, the park’s renovation was stricken with nature’s effects and it was doubtful that activities could begin in a timely manner. However, with hard work and dedication of park employees, and many Harrison County citizens, the youth baseball and softball programs were able to begin on time.
Additionally, youth living in surrounding counties and communities were able to participate in the Thorobred Baseball Camp, held in early June. Facilities were clean, fields were manicured and lined perfectly, the concession stand was ready and running smoothly, the restrooms were immaculate. Families and camp attendees were impressed with River Road Park and the manner in which it is maintained. The many fields available to accommodate this size camp are not experienced in many places. Visitors appreciated the opportunity to participate in the camp and believed the facility was one of the best they had seen. It was very successful.
This community should be very proud and appreciative of Director Chasteen, the board and the park for its cooperation and efforts to provide the best possible facility for its youth. It is imperative for a community to have facilities where youth can enjoy the physical and athletic activities in their lives. Harrison County is very fortunate to have a great youth baseball program. Thank you again for allowing the Thorobred Baseball Camp to be held at River Road Park.
Coach Mac Whitaker
Head Coach of Breds Baseball Team