Judge Cannon Throws Out First Pitch As Pantry Brings Home Load Of Donations
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The Bowling Green Hot Rods lent a helping hand to the Edmonson County Senior Food Pantry Wednesday, August 8th as they offered a $5 ticket to anyone that brought at least two canned or non-perishable food items.
Judge Executive Wil Cannon was also asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Before the game, he joked that was unsure whether or not he could get the ball to home plate.
During an on-field interview with the Hot Rods, Pantry Coordinator Vickie Walker shared her gratitude with the Hot Rods and the fans that brought donations.
"We're a small county, so anything helps," she said. "Going home with one can of food is more than we had when we got here."
Walker was able to return to the pantry with much more than one can. She and Judge Cannon hauled several dozen donated items back home.
Cannon's pitch, in fact, did make it to home plate.
"It wasn't a strike," he said with a smile. "It was low, but at least it got there."
On Monday, local youth Coleton Parsley was given the honor of throwing out the first pitch (a perfect strike) at the ballpark as the Hot Rods took on South Bend. Coleton continues to recover as he started back to school with the rest of Edmonson County students on Wednesday.