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August 5, 2013

Floyd County Parks to host fall leagues on idle field in Georgetown

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Haller said 30 teams will bring a minimum of 400 people to Georgetown each week. He said local businesses should benefit. He also said with a grandstand, several spectators will come just to watch the games.

“It should really help all the vendors in town,” Haller said.

Jeffers said Floyd County will maintain the field, concession stand and restrooms. The parks department will also retain all league fees and will pay Haller’s salary.

“We are going to make this work,” Jeffers said. “Our hope with anything is that we break even. The main thing is to have people back using that park, playing softball and enjoying themselves.”

Since the parks departments were split beginning Jan. 1 of this year, Jeffers said Floyd County has made the most out of the situation. He said the county’s parks department has already brought in more revenue than the joint parks system did all of last year. He also hopes people will take advantage of Georgetown’s leagues being back in business.

“I think people are excited about it,” he said.

There is still time for teams to sign up for the fall leagues. Applications are available at the Floyd County Parks Department, 620 Park East Blvd., New Albany. For league information, call 812-948-5360.

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