BLWS director thanks Easley

By Ben Robinson
Staff Reporter

EASLEY — Big League World Series tournament director Jon Humphrey thanked Easley City Council Monday night for its support, as the tournament has just completed its 15th year in Easley.

[cointent_lockedcontent]“As I go through the various departments of the city, I doubt there’s one that I don’t owe thanks to for making this tournament happen,” Humphrey said. “Thank you very much to the city of Easley.”

Humphrey said the tournament also depends on about 200 volunteers, whether it be grounds crews or simply someone to take tickets at the gate.

“Even the people who wash clothes have a special challenge with some of the grass stains we get,” Humphrey said.

Humphrey further bragged on the first pitch he threw for one of the games.

“It was definitely across the plate,” Humphrey said.
Council also designated Aug. 15-22 as Farmers Market Week in the city of Easley, corresponding with similar designation on the state and national levels.

Council also approved the hiring of Jasmine Twitty as a new part-time municipal judge. Twitty, a J.L. Mann High School graduate, said she was grateful for the opportunity.[/cointent_lockedcontent]