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Letter to the Editor Aug. 4, 2022

Letter to the Editor

Luverne — 'You make great memories for all eight teams and fans'
To the Editor:
I had the privilege this past weekend to be the Minnesota Division IIAmerican Legion baseball tournament director in Luverne.  The community ofLuverne opened their arms to seven different communities and my staff for awonderful weekend of baseball.
To say this was a great weekend would be an understatement!  Thursday evening was an outstanding banquet at Big Top Event center. From the staff to thecaterer they didn't miss a beat!
Redbird Field is a diamond in the rough.The field is immaculate and the grounds plus concessions area is tremendous. Speaking of the concessions, the food was very good!
Thank you, Mayor Pat Baustian, for allowing your beautiful city to host suchan event. Your city crew did outstanding on field preparation for thetournament. Thank you to the Luverne Fire Department for providing a laddertruck to hang the American flag. – What a great touch!
Thank you to the manyvolunteers plus chairmen of committees from the Luverne Baseball Association. Your hard work and labor of love for baseball did not gounnoticed by my team!
Finally, I want to thank  Barry Shelton and Don Dinger for their relentlesswork on not only bidding the tournament a few years ago  but their leadership on assuring this tournament would be one to remember for the teams, fans and state Legion baseball staff.
Barry was my conduit over the past year to assure the tournament would be successful. I had a very easytime working with Barry. Whenever we needed a concern addressed, it was taken care of in a timely manner. Barry and Don made sure this tournament was first-class!
This past weekend’s tournament showed what Americana is all about. Thankyou, Luverne! I will never forget the 2022 Division II American Legion Baseball tournament.  You made great memories for all eight teams and fans!
Jeff "Slick" MillerDirector DII BaseballMinnestoa American Legion Baseball

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