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Little League Museum Hosts Fifth Annual Kid’s Day

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Mar. 5, 2007) – Dugout, Little League’s mascot, the Williamsport Crosscutters’ Rusty Roughcut and everyone’s furry “Red” friend from “Sesame Street” were among the celebrity visitors to the Fifth Annual Kid’s Day at the Peter J. McGovern League Museum.

The 2007 event, sponsored by Jersey Shore State Bank, Davis Beverage, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Comcast welcomed families to visit the museum at no cost.

Penn College baseball coach Chris Howard

Photo Courtesy of Pennsylvania College of Technology

In the Mary McGovern Theatre, Dugout, and his celebrity friends read stories to the children, and Magician Richard Benninghoff thrilled those in attendance with his slight of hand.

Chef Hosh from Susquehanna Health System had the visitors enjoying healthy, homemade snacks and making special sandwiches, while Chris Howard, a former catcher for the Seattle Mariners, and head baseball coach for the Pennsylvania College of Technology Wildcats, conducted a pitching and hitting clinic.

A total of 19 non-profit agencies affiliated with children participated in the event. Those agencies were: Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Lycoming County; Children’s Discovery Workshop; Child Evangelism Fellowship; Hemlock Girl Scout Council; Jersey Shore Hospital; James V. Brown Library; South Williamsport Kiwanis; The Williamsport Crosscutters; The Learning Center; Lycoming-Clinton Parent Child Home Program; Lycoming County SPCA; Pennsylvania Department of Health; Safe Kids; Susquehanna Health System; Susquehanna Council Boy Scouts of America; Comcast; Women-Infants-Children (WIC); YWCA; Little League International, and Jersey Shore State Bank.

This year more than 750 people attended the festivities.

Dugout, the official mascot of Little League Baseball and Softball, assists Chef Hosh from Susquehanna Health System, as he cooks up some tasty treats during Kid’s Day at the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum. Dugout, Chef Hosh, and many other special guests will be a part of the fifth annual Kid’s Day set for March 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.