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Church steps up to the plate, builds ball fields
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Sunday, 13 May 2012 00:00

Every year, legions of Camp Verde children grab their gloves and cap and head out to take the field for Little League.

Camp Verde Little League T-ball teams play on a crowded soccer field at Butler Park on April 27. Parkside Community Church, located directly across the street, embarked on a project to help alleviate some of the crowding on the town’s fields.It’s almost a requirement.

However, one problem has plagued the town’s ball players for years: there just aren’t enough fields.

The Town of Camp Verde hoped to do something about that. Town leaders purchased more than 100 acres of land a few years ago with a goal of providing those fields. Then the economy fell out, and the would-be park land has sat undeveloped ever since.

One local church is hoping to provide some help.

The members of Parkside Community Church are stepping up to the plate with their efforts and their wallets to construct two new fields, a baseball diamond and a soccer field.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, May 9, edition of The Camp Verde Journal.

 

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