We can all help with the World Series

In what’s becoming an annual tradition in the community, organizers are preparing for the Senior League Softball World Series in Roxana. Adding some spice to the mix is the arrival of ESPN to broadcast the action to the rest of the world.

What a wonderful opportunity — both for the young ladies who get to put their talent on display on a worlwide stage, and for this area in general to put on the kind of event that showcases the best this community has to offer. Officials from Lower Sussex Little League and District III have proven over the past three World Series events that they can put on a terrific tournament — one that has improved for both the players and fans each year.

Now it’s up to the rest of us.

This is a feather in the cap for our entire area. The very fact that Little League chose Roxana originally was a great pat on the back for this region. The fact that they have continued to support the World Series being held here, and that ESPN has shown interest in broadcasting the game, speaks for the levels of competence and general customer appreciation shown by organizers.

With that being said, we should all be behind improving the experience even more — both for the players and the general public. The Series always needs more volunteers. Those who have worked the previous years have worked double hard, and a little relief and help could both ease the burden on them and expand the efficiency of the entire event.

The Senior League Softball World Series runs from Aug. 4-11 at the Pyle Center in Roxana. One week of helping out could aid in a lifetime of memories for these great young athletes, and could help in keeping the event here for generations.

For information on volunteering at the event, or to find out other ways to help with the Series, call Bruce Layton, president of the Lower Sussex Little League, at 539-4768.


With five noteable candidates running for four town council seats in Fenwick Island, there is sure to be no shortage of strong feelings for who should fill those positions. For those eligible voters in Fenwick Island who haven’t formed an opinion yet, the Fenwick Island Society of Homeowners (FISH) is going to help.

The group’s meet-the-candidates night will be held tomorrow, July 21, at 9 a.m. at town hall. Each candidate has the opportunity to engage the public, and it’s a great chance to decide your favorites for the election.