Jennifer Kidder, director of Archbold Parks & Recreation, said Archbold parks hosted an age 10-and-under baseball tournament during Carp Fest weekend.
Park Board met Thursday, July 19. Kidder talked about the tournament at the meeting.
In a later interview, Kidder said the tournament was originally scheduled for Paulding, but storm damage there caused cancellation of the event.
Kidder said she contacted the teams and offered Archbold parks as an alterative site.
In the end, 12 teams of 12 students each, plus families, were in the village during the July 19-21 Carp Fest.
Kidder said families of the tournament players probably spent some money in the village, whether buying gasoline, food, or other items. Some had a chance to attend Carp Fest events.
Kidder also told Park Board members a new scoreboard is in place at Memorial Park Diamond No. 1.
The new scoreboard cost approximately $3,000. One interesting feature is that it operates via remote control.
The scoreboard operator doesn’t have to be in the press box; he can sit in the stands, or be anywhere in the area.
In the past, soft drink companies would provide scoreboards if a school or park board would agree to sell their brand of drinks.
Kidder said those contracts are harder to come by today.
Kidder said the new picnic shelter in Woodland Park, constructed by the Archbold Rotary, will be dedicated and opened by Archbold Rotary at 6 pm, Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Kidder said materials to build the shelter cost $3,000, but the Park Board received a donation a few years ago that covered the cost of construction.
No tax dollars went into the construction of the new picnic shelter.