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Volunteers restore East Middlebury ball field

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Posted on July 1, 2010 |
By George Altshuler



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PARENTS AND CHILDREN take a break from their job upgrading a playing field off Lower Plains Road in East Middlebury last Saturday. Shown are, back row from left: Davit Whitney, Dean Rheaume, Gwenn Rheaume, Toby Rheaume, Jason Larocque and David Whitney; and front row from left: Isaac Whitney, Caleb Whitney, Daniel Whitney, Dalton Rheaume, William Whitney, Gregory Whitney, and Michael Whitney. Not shown but also present was Barry Whitney Sr. Independent photo/Jessie Raymond

EAST MIDDLEBURY — Eight parents worked all day Saturday to bring an East Middlebury baseball field back to life. They worked about 14 hours, but they were not alone. A lot of the children they were restoring the field for also helped out.

The field, located on Daisy Lane off Lower Plains Road, is now pretty much ready for use, according to Toby Rheaume, one of the fathers who worked on the field.

Rheaume and another father, Jason Larocque, came up with the idea to restore the East Middlebury field at a Memorial Day barbecue towards the end of Little League season.

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