Ribbon cutting on field is Saturday and annual Night of Miracles is Nov. 16
by Clellie Allen and Jonathan McNamara
YOUNGSVILLE — After years and countless volunteer hours putting together barbecue and bake sales, bike-a-thons and silent auctions, Executive Director Donna Wade and her posse of helpers are excited to announce, “We did it!”
The Miracle League of Franklin County will officially open its own field of dreams-come-true with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, 10:45 a.m., at Long Mill Elementary School, 1753 Long Mill Road.
At 10 and 11, there will be trophy celebrations for the individual teams.
Special guest Tim Cifers, a former top-20 X-Factor contestant from 2011, will sing the National Anthem before each game.
Also present will be Wool E. Bull, the mascot for the Durham Bulls, who will join up with Homer, the mascot for the Miracle League.
For more information about Miracle League of Franklin County, contact Wade at [email protected] or call 919-291-1040.
A night of continued miracles
The Miracle League of Franklin County is also hosting the fourth annual Night of Miracles Cook Shack dinner and auction Nov. 16 at Franklinton High School.
All proceeds help benefit the Miracle League of Franklin County — a nonprofit organization that provide opportunities for children with disabilities to play baseball by constructing adapted facilities for them, according to the organizations website.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at miracleleagueof franklincounty.com.
Tickets include a Cook Shack rib dinner with three vegetables and two desserts.
A silent auction feature several items such as UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State and Duke signed basketballs, tickets to Hurricanes, Bulls, Mudcats and N.C. State sporting events, flatscreen TV, quilts, gift baskets and more.
Also, a live auction will take place and door prizes given out.
For more information call Donna Wade at 919-291-1040 or e-mail [email protected]