Edmonson Voice Report:
The Edmonson County Parks and Rec Youth League baseball and softball programs celebrated their annual Jamboree event at the HWY 70 Sports Complex on Saturday, April 23, 2022.
Parks and Rec Program Director John Kiernan said a total of 26 total teams were able to take advantage of a beautiful day on Saturday while they competed and played games.
Kiernan said the event got started that morning with Jeremy Hight singing the National Anthem. Honored this year was ECHS Head Baseball Coach Michael Meredith, who served several years in youth league programs for Edmonson County Parks and Rec.
"This year we discussed who we wanted to honor and everyone agreed that that without a doubt, it would be Michael Meredith," he said. "Michael has been apart of the league since his oldest son was in little league. He was on the baseball softball board for six years, serving four of those years as our president. He was always the one that would sacrifice his time to step in and cover anything that needed to be done. Michael is a great coach, was a great president, and is a really great person--and that’s why we wanted to honor him. We wanted to show our appreciation for all the devotion he put into this program through the years."
Kiernan said there's a long list of folks that helped to make the day a success, including 3B Inflatables. owned by Jon Vincent and Cody Vincent, who partnered with Parks and Rec and the Edmonson County Family Resource Center.
"We also want to thank Woody Woodcock and his son Ronnie, who set up their grill and cooked hotdogs and hamburgers," said Kiernan. "We also thank our umpires, Scott Lindsey, Dez Simcoe, Greg Hudson, Nick Williams, and Evan Stice. And last, but not least, our board members--Caleb Hogg, Amber Webb, Megan Coates, Ethan Stice, Samantha Peebles, and Leann Tunks. We couldn’t do this without all the board members umpires and volunteers."