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New ballfields unveiled in Lake George

LAKE GEORGE Lake George Village opened its new ballfields on Saturday, April 28 along with many families at the Lake George Recreation Center. To the tune of Take Me Out to the Ballgame played by the Lake George Community Band, 18 teams played their first games on the new fields located on Route 9N. All three fields were in play by 10 a.m. participating in the Lake George Youth Commission baseball program. Opening ceremonies included a welcome by Mayor Robert Blais who introduced several guests who played a role in the project. Ray Chandler, recently retired director of the youth commission, praised the efforts of the volunteers and village workers who completed the three fields. First pitches were thrown out by John Crawford of the Lake George Rotary Club, Jay Johnston of Fitzgerald Bros. Beverages and Chandler. Blais cited Lake George Supervisor Louis Tessier and his employees for their cooperation in assisting the village along with major contributions from Lincoln Logs, Jointa Galusha Concrete and Curtis Lumber. Blais also spoke about the vision past Deputy Mayor Larry Mancini and citizens Neil McPhillips and Michael Lanfear had in seeing the project through. Over the past several years the Pepsi-Cola Company and the Lake George Rotary Club have donated thousands of dollars to the project and the Lake George Recreation Center. The villages 340 acres, located one mile west of exit 21, now contains a tubing hill, cross-country ski trails, hiking trails, basketball courts and a soccer field. It is also the site being considered by Warren County for the construction of an outside amphitheater to house a historical drama.

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