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Cid Jones Throws First Pitch of Harrison Little League Season



Cleaver Managing Editor

HARRISON – Harrison Little League began its season with opening day on Saturday, May 4, and Cid Jones was chosen to throw the first ceremonial pitch. Jones marked 40 years of service as a school bus driver this year, and  Little League presented her with a shirt emblazoned with her name and the number 40 on the back. The ceremonial ball will be presented to her after Little Leaguers sign it.

“I want to thank everyone that supported me for 40 years and beyond,” Jones said. “I’m still at it and I hope to do the best I can today and always, and I hope you do too. Thank you for this opportunity. I’m humbled.”

When the crowd was asked during Jones’ introduction how many had ridden her bus, many hands went up. Despite no warm-up pitches, Jones threw a perfect strike.

Steve’s Country Market generously donated 75 pounds of pork for the concession special on Saturday.

Other guests included Hunter Taylor, youth pastor at Browns Corner’s Church, who spoke the opening day prayer; and the VFW Post 1075 Honor Guard who marched with players and raised the American Flag as Carol Stier sang the national anthem.

Lastly, head umpire Blake Wallace declared “PLAY BALL!” and the season was underway. Grab a lawn chair and watch a Little League game this season. Games are held at 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Harrison City Park.


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