Ball tourney successful despite rain

Although rain dampened the weekend and the ball diamond in Devlin, it didn’t stop a ball tournament from being completed.
When the dust finally settled Sunday, Shade had taken the ‘A’ side crown, the Clippers had won the ‘B’ event, while the River Rats, of Devlin, had captured the ‘C’ side.
Joe Bodnar spoke to me Monday evening and said the rainy conditions certainly affected the tournament as far as spectators went. But due to the excellent condition of the Devlin diamond, games were able to be played immediately after the rains stopped.
Bodnar praised the local teams for all the work they have done to have such a great playing field.
This tournament also was a fundraiser for the Crossroads community rink project. The committee would like to thank all their many sponsors, plus everyone who was involved in the tournament in any way.
Another of the many projects that have taken place to raise money for this worthy project was a raffle held Saturday evening during the tournament dance.
Rochelle Kennett won the garage package, Greg Daw took home the gazebo, and Jack Esselink pocketed the $500 in cash.
Bodnar said his committee is busy planning their next fundraiser for the fall.
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Last week’s regular slo-pitch games played at the Devlin diamond saw the Brew Jays down Blue Zone (June 17), the Jokers over the River Rats (June 19), and Village People topping Variety Pack (June 20).
The game scheduled for June 18 was rained out.
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A happy 25th wedding anniversary to Pat and Gord Hyatt for today (June 26).
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Forms to apply for financial help for flood damage—through the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program—are now available at the municipal office in Devlin.
A local office has been set up at 400B Scott St. in Fort Frances, and there’s also a toll-free number for any questions you may have (1-866-282-9992).
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Congratulations to Betty Salchert for winning the logo contest for the centennial coming up.
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Robin’s 2¢:
Having moved into his first apartment, a son invited his mother and father for their first visit. As they walked into the kitchen, their son asked if they’d like a cold drink.
The mother mentally patted herself on the back for teaching her son to be such a gracious host. The mother said, “Yes, what do you have?”
Their son walked over to the refrigerator, opened the door, studied the contents, then replied, “I have water or pickle juice.”

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