Dixie Boys arrive

The Covington News - - Opinion -

Tal­ented teenagers from around the South­east will de­scend on Cov­ing­ton this week for the an­nual Dixie Boys World Se­ries, and we hope you’ll take part in some of the fes­tiv­i­ties.

The six-day base­ball tour­na­ment kicks off with a rous­ing open­ing cer­e­mony and parade at 8 p.m., Fri­day on the square, where the teams will proudly dis­play their team col­ors and flag.

Con­sider mak­ing your way down­town to put on a good show­ing for the county, as this a chance to make a last­ing im­pres­sion on vis­i­tors who could be fu­ture tourists or spread the pos­i­tive word about New­ton County.

As ad­vo­cates are fond of say­ing, tourist dol­lars are easy dol­lars, be­cause tourists pay for goods and ser­vices, while lim­it­ing their use of pub­lic ser­vices such as pub­lic safety, roads and schools.

This is the fifth time Cov­ing­ton has hosted the Dixie Boys na­tional tour­na­ment and turnout has been good each time. In a down econ­omy, any ex­tra rev­enue and ex­po­sure are wel­come.

One of the other ben­e­fits of host­ing the tour­na­ment is that the host county gets its own team in the 12-team tour­na­ment. New­ton County’s best will get the chance to play against All-Star teams from other states, giv­ing them a sense of how they stack up.

New­ton County will face Texas at 7 p.m., Satur­day at City Pond Park, so come out and sup­port our home team.

For a full list of events and his­tory of the tour­na­ment, check out the spe­cial guide we have in to­day’s pa­per and be sure to check out cov­news.com and fu­ture edi­tions for full cov­er­age.

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