IT WON'T BE SHOWN on ESPN or even make the local TV sports highlights. But the lack of media attention probably won't be noticed by the hundreds of local children and their coaches marching in Little League opening day festivities around the area tomorrow.
About the only thing that could really put a damper on tomorrow's activities is rain.
Players and coaches with Lake Shore Youth Baseball will parade inside the Woods Road athletic complex starting at 9 a.m. President Corinne Magee said that games will begin after the parade and a brief opening ceremony featuring local dignitaries.
Over in Riviera Beach, opening day activities, sponsored by the Pasadena Clinic League, have taken on an all-sports focus, Tammy Plummer, parade organizer, said. Young athletes from the clinic league will be joined by players from Riviera Beach Little League, St. Jane's Soccer, Riviera Beach Girls Softball, and the Buccaneers Athletic Club.
Marchers will assemble at 11 a.m. in the community park in Riviera Beach. The parade starts at noon and will take Meadow Road to Fort Smallwood Road to Riviera Drive to Jenkins Road and back to the park.
Joining the children and coaches in this community event will be equipment from Orchard Beach and Riviera Beach volunteer fire companies, Civil Air Patrol color guard, the Boumi Harley-Davidson Squad, cars from the Lost in the Fifties club, Cookies Kitchen antique fire truck, disc jockey Needlejuice, beauty queens and community representatives.
An afternoon of ballgames will follow.
Fox school musical
Students at George Fox Middle School are putting on their first musical, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," on April 26. Vocal teacher Kerryann Salisbury says the students have worked hard.
Tickets will be on sale at the door for $5. Performances, in the school gym, are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Student performers include James Turner, Benjamin Dillard, Patrick Herb,Vincent Elliott, Albert Mattern, Scott Campbell, Devin Veal, Brett Harwood, Brent Mullen, George Hicks, Jamie Sweitzer, Paul Lutz, Jason Johnson, Heather Dicus, Sara Abernathy, Sara Lesher, Annie Bik, Amanda Spivey, Katie Tyson, Jennifer Hauf, Autumn Reed, Christine Smith, Angela Thompson, Ashley Gaither, Jessica Coffey, Alicia Harper, Diana Keith, Krista Thompson, Christine Lombardi, Geri Theis, Amy Oliver, Megan Dodge, Jeannine Bobb, Leah Hackmann, Ashley Schaeffer, Jillian Johns, Heather Bowen and Ashley Helms.
Salisbury is directing the play; Jamie Shatley is stage manager; physical education teacher Pamela Swaggery, choreographer; social studies teacher Cathy Moreland, assistant to the director; Diane Gransky, accompanist; and Benjamin Hickcock of Northeast Senior High the percussionist.
Craft fair at park
Tomorrow also is a big day at Downs Park. A spring craft fair featuring 70 juried crafters will run from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. with face painting, button making and a bake sale. Proceeds will benefit Friends of Downs Park.
Entrance to the park is free for the day. Information: 410-222-6230.
Ladies Guild breakfast
Hungry early risers can eat their fill at the all-you-can-eat breakfast sponsored by the Ladies Guild of Magothy Chelsea Community Church from 7 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m. tomorrow. The church is at Beach Avenue and Third Street in Magothy Beach. The cost is $4.50 for adults, $2.50 for children age 12 and younger; children age 3 and younger eat free.
Proceeds will used for church repairs. Information: Ann Buckel, 410-255-5059 or Edie Foster, 410-255-1945.