Duncan Park clean up begins slowly with a two-person effort

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 21, 2001

Sunday, October 21, 2001

The Natchez Democrat

It may be the middle of the football season, but Darrell White

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is preparing for the baseball season.

Armed with paint brushes and supplies, White took to the Sprague-Gousset

Field at Duncan Park on Saturday with his son, Heath, to tidy

up the dugouts and field.

&uot;I had no idea the shape these things were in,&uot; White

said. &uot;If we get a few more people, we could make quick work.&uot;

White had advertised the Spruce Up Duncan Park Ballfield Day,

but he and his son were the only two to show up. White realized

a lot was happening on Saturday with The Great Mississippi River

Balloon Race taking place. He hopes more people will help him

work next Saturday.

White said anyone is welcomed to come to the field. White and

his son came as members of Cub Scout Pack 171 from Adams County

Christian School. Helping at the field is also a great opportunity

for high school students to pick up volunteer hours.

&uot;We ain’t got but a few Saturdays left,&uot; White said,

noting cold weather will soon be approaching.

The Duncan Park ballfields are only maintained by volunteers.

White said he didn’t know when the last time Sprague-Gousset Field’s

dugouts were painted or fixed.

White hopes to get all of the work done on Saturday. &uot;If

the sun shining, we will paint,&uot; White said.