Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Wiffle Ball Tournament is a Big Hit!

The Inaugural Wiffle Ball Tournament, sponsored by the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum and the City of Athens Parks and Recreation was a big hit Saturday, July 28, 2007 despite the overcast skies. Fourteen teams spent the day trying their hand at this classic game invented over fifty years ago in an attempt to bring home the Mullany Cup (named after the inventor of Wiffle Ball) for the year. The 2007 Champions are the “Old Timers” with team members Mike Frank, Casey Mason, Christian Mason, Jason Burke and Heath Mason. The Old Timers defeated the Braves (Ethan Starr, Trevor Wade, Ajay Singh, Zach Driggers and Blake Young) in the final game 19-1.

So get your team together and start practicing for next year to bring the Mullany Cup home with you.

Thanks to all our teams!

Old Timers (2007 Champions): Mike Frank, Casey Mason, Christian Mason, Jason Burke, Heath Mason.

Braves: Ethan Starr, Trevor Wade, Ajay Singh, Zach Driggers, Blake Young.

Sun Devils: Bryce Mason, Andrew Sampson, Clint Oliver, Ryan Oliver, Trevor Crisp.

Cardinals: Hayden Fesmire, Austin Fesmire, Ronnie Woods, Adam Powers.

Heavy Hitters: Jamie King, Josh Withrow, Hunter Starr, Jay Johnson, Israel Brown.

Hollarboys: Mart Shelton, Patrick Tallent, Ben Watson, Will Hooper, Austin Norris.

JoJo's Rejects: Bane Calhoun, Delaney Calhoun, Shane Miller, Ben Boggess, Crystal Miller.

The Staff: Diane Hutsell, Travis Haun, Sara Dillion, TK "Spiderman" King, Chase Clifton.

The Tribe: Blake Powers, Dylan Plaster, Corey Wade, Alex Vinre.

The Fantastic 5: Nathan Bell, Mike Bell, Christian Prince, David Ward.

The Fighting Squirrels: Drew Masingale, Tripp Hicks, Austin Masingale, Scott Moses, Wes Miller.

Diamond Jaxx: Chris Baker, Scott Odum, Jay Odum, Zach Odum, Garrett Baker.

The Diamond Dandies: joey Sasson, Dustin Moser, Taylor Hawkins, Tanner Moses Try Strickland.

Redsox: Cole Plater, Levi Woods, Jacob Saffles.

Wiffle Ball Pictures

More Wiffle Ball Pictures

Still More Wiffle Ball Pictures

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Alice in Wonderland UnBirthday Party

On June 13th the Living Heritage Museum offered its first in hopefully many family oriented programs in honor of the Museum 25th Anniversary. Kids (and the kid at heart) experienced the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, a costume contest, arts & crafts, games, Queen of Hearts Croquet led by Dan and Gail Fisher & were read the story of Alice the the EG Fisher Public Library's own Liz Thigpen.

The Museum would like to the thank Walden Trucking, Mayfield Dairy, Jerry Smith,Laurie Powell, Elaine Cathcart, Laura LeNoir, Lorie Royal, Judy Reece, Rick Lay, Tops hat & tuxedos, Food Lion, Total Life Encounters Youth Ministries, Dan & Gail Fisher, EG Fisher Library & Liz Thigpen, Denise Hoffman, the Junior Docents and the Museum Trustees.

More Pictures

Celebrating Our Past, Present and Future

The McMinn County Living Heritage Museum recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Bill Landry, host and co-producer of The Heartland Series, spoke at the Museum in June 9th, 2007. The celebration will also included guest speaker Bill Akins, published author and former McMinn County Historian. The afternoon was concluded with cake and Mayfields icecream.

The Museum would like to thank Dr. and Mrs. B.E. LeNoir III, Mayfield Diary Farms, the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Hacker Signs, Greeks Bearing Gifts, Dan Kelly, Rick Lay, David McKee, Carl Hutsell the Museum Trustees, Museum Guild Members and the Reception Committee for their help in making this event a success!