Dixie Boys

The Covington News - - Opinion -

As you travel through Cov­ing­ton to­day, you might hear the sounds of crowds cheer­ing or the cha-ching of a few more cash reg­is­ters as the Dixie Boys World Se­ries kicks off at City Pond com­plex. The sound should make you happy.

Cov­ing­ton is play­ing host to the event for the fifth time since 1993, and, as a re­sult, 11 youth base­ball teams from states across the South­east will be play­ing in our town through Wed­nes­day, and they, their fam­i­lies and friends will be spend­ing money at our ho­tels, restau­rants and stores.

In a story last week, Tommy Hai­ley, the long­time New­ton county re­cre­ation di­rec­tor, de­scribed him­self as be­ing like a kid at Christ­mas time. We’re sure Hai­ley and his staff will have our lo­cal fields man­i­cured and in as fine a shape as Yan­kee Sta­dium.

There is a rea­son the Dixie Boys tour­na­ment re­turns to New­ton County once ev­ery few years, and that rea­son is Hai­ley and his ded­i­cated as­so­ci­ates at the re­cre­ation depart­ment, along with the hos­pi­tal­ity our en­tire community shows to our vis­i­tors.

So, if you’re out and about to­day or early this week and you see strangers, wel­come them. And if you’re look­ing for some­thing to do, take your fam­ily out to the games. For more in­for­ma­tion, check to­day’s sports sec­tion and cov­news.com for full de­tails and visit new­tondix­ieboys.com.

To our vis­i­tors, we ap­pre­ci­ate hav­ing you here in our town. Come back and visit some­time; you’re al­ways wel­come here.

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