Pirates had hand in Franklin LL field renovation

Photo by Sydney Herdle. The Pirate Parrot poses with Franklin Little League officials Jeff Dye (left) and Bridget Wood during Wednesday night's field renovation dedication at Lt. Col. Jack P. Williams Field.

Many folks around the Franklin and Rocky Grove area remember Miller-Sibley Park as a gathering place for friends, family and more. A sanctuary, if you will, where children can meet up after school or, on a sunny day, to pick up a game of wiffle ball, watch little league or softball games, or just hang out and be a kid. If you ask any adult about their days in the park as a kid, their faces light up as they share anecdotes of what it was like to create life-long memories in a simple park in the heart of Rocky Grove.

Much has changed since those times. The park filled will baseball fields and playgrounds had nearly deteriorated into an area that was unable to host gatherings of any kind and the little league field was playable, but not in the shape that many had remembered.

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