We must keep the Series here

If you haven’t had the opportunity yet to go watch a game or two at the Senior League Softball World Series, trust us, you’ll want to do so soon.

The atmosphere is absolutely electric — fully loaded with exuberant fans, excited players and volunteers running the show with an energy that belies the numerous hours they’ve logged in sweltering heat. Also, don’t forget that some of the best softball in the world is being played right here in Roxana.

This event is seemingly made for this community. The facilities at the Pyle Center are tremendous, the sense of volunteerism shared by many in this region is awe-inspiring and the organizers of the event work tirelessly to ensure that the girls playing in these games have an experience they can hold dearly for life.

And, for spectators, it is a free event. There are no ticket prices or parking costs. A volunteer will occassionally go around the bleachers asking for donations, but it is not mandatory, and they’re not asking for significant money.

But it does indeed take significant money to run the event. Sponsors have helped defray the costs these first few years, but more help is needed to make certain that the event stays right here for many years to come.

We’re asking businesses and individuals to swing by the World Series, check it out for themselves and make an informed decision as to whether or not they’d be interested in helping support this worthy cause. We talk about “quality of life” around this community a great deal — and this event has as positive an effect on the lives of these young people as you can find.

If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring next year’s Senior League Softball World Series, contact Bruce Layton, president of the Lower Sussex Little League, at 539-4768.

---We’d like to congratulate all the participants in this year’s town council election in Fenwick Island. It takes an amazing amount of time, energy and stress to serve any municipality, and all of the candidates should be congratulated for their efforts.

We’d also like to send along best wishes to the new council, and especially Todd Smallwood, who took in the most amount of votes during the election. Smallwood’s energy and enthusiasm should be a boost to the town as they enter a time with a new land-use plan and continued growth in the general Fenwick area.

It is also nice to see Vicki Carmean back serving the town. Carmean’s experience and propensity for volunteerism are great additions to the council.