Pickens Rec Report

By Cheri Anthony
Pickens Recreation Director

Our Diamond Day celebration was a great success! The weather started a little shaky

The Pickens Recreation Department sponsored a local Pitch, Hit and Run Competition on Wednesday, May 3, at 6 p.m. on Senior Field at Jaycee Park. Participant age groups included 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 girls and boys. First-place winners in each of the categories, plus all-around winners, will advance to the sectional competition in Anderson on June 3. Participants pictured, from left, are — Sitting: Zion Anderson (Spartanburg), John Ridings (Spartanburg), Shaelyn Thrasher (Pickens), Griffin Duncan (Pickens), Jackson Weis (Pickens), TJ Borow (Pickens), Will Trotter (Pickens), Ben Hudson (Pickens) and Brett Batson (Pickens). Standing: Cameron Robinson (Pickens), Kent Crowe (Pickens), Genesis Anderson (Spartanburg), Jensen Keller (Pickens), Hayden Wyatt (Taylors), Kloven Holcomb (Greenville) and Conner Thrasher (Pickens).

for us in the morning, but the entire day’s festivities played out as planned. We want to thank all of our friends, relatives and visiting teams from Pendleton and Walhalla

who came to enjoy the day with us and supported this event.

During the noon festivities, our seventh annual PYAC Town Creek Speedy Ball Race was run. 336 colorful plastic balls raced down Town Creek in just under 10 minutes. We are immeasurably grateful to all the folks who sold and helped us with this fundraiser. The Recreation Department was proud to award three sellers who went above and beyond. These participants were first place, Owen Walls; second

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