Volunteers pitch in to clean up little league field
Volunteers pitch in to help Schoharie Little League play ball in time for spring season. And for the 200 plus little leaguers waiting to get back on the field, it's generosity that couldn't come soon enough. Our Brandon Walker has more.
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SCHOHARIE, N.Y. -- Over 90 volunteers, all General Electric employees, rolled up their sleeves Saturday, painting dug-outs, digging new fields and cleaning up trash left behind after the Schoharie Creek receded last fall.
Damage to the little league field was so extensive that league leaders thought the season would have to be canceled. Volunteers say pitching in is the least they can do to help.
"We're all part of this community, we're neighbors and they need our help. We're steppin' up, we're steppin' in. We live here. This is what we do," said Jamie Pierce, of General Electric.
"Everything was just turned upside down. You know, the only way to explain it is it looks like a washing machine came in and just twisted everything," said Vicki Palmatier, president, Schoharie Little League.
The clean up is part of a $25,000 donation from GE to the region's flood relief fund.
Schoharie Little League hopes to start its season in two weeks.