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North Adams Eligible For "Field Of Dreams" LightsBy Susan Bush
12:00AM / Monday, September 18, 2006
North Adams - Evidence shows that voting can make a difference.
Since Aug. 1, area residents have been urged to cast a ballot during a Granite City Electric Supply Co. "Field of Dreams III" contest. One community within the state will win a standard size junior baseball diamond lighting package valued at up to $100,000 on Sept. 26.
Communities deemed eligible through the e-mail ballot process will be entered into a random drawing to be pulled before the start of a Red Sox baseball game, according to local business owner and City Councilor Christopher Tremblay.
Tremblay began publicizing the contest several weeks ago. He notified media outlets on Sept. 18 that the city had accumulated 1,513 e-mail votes, which are enough for inclusion as one of the 14 locales destined for the random drawing.
"The grand prize drawing will be on the [September] 26 before the Red Sox game and broadcast live on [television network] NESN," Tremblay said in a written communication. "Tune in, and thanks to everyone who helped North Adams get a shot at this."
The sponsoring company is headquartered in Quincy and has stores in Pittsfield, Bennington, Vt., and southeastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.
The firm launched the contest after establishing a long-term business relationship with Fenway Park in 2004. The contest was open New England-based junior baseball and softball fields that support children age 12 and under.
If the city is selected the winner, the lighting package will likely be used at the Greylock Athletic Complex, which includes the Daniel J. Alcombright and Fallon fields.
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|Great news! Hopefully North Adams can be lucky enough to win the grand prize. I recently wrote a letter to the North Adams Transcript thanking Mayor Barrett and the North Adams Parks and Recreation group for not only submitting the city in the contest but also giving the youth of the city beautiful fields to play on. Unfortunately I forgot to mention the great effort by City Councilor Trembley. With his effort, North Adams may finally be able to play "under the lights". |
|from: Tom McDonough||on: 09-19 00:00:00-2006|