Morrisville Little League hosting ‘Pitch, Hit, & Run™’ competition

Morrisville Little League will host a free Major League Baseball® Pitch, Hit & Run™ competition for area youth on Sunday, April 27th, from noon to 6:00pm at Williamson Park on Delmorr Avenue in Morrisville.

Pitch, Hit & Run™ is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball®. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: ages 7 and 8 (report time of noon), ages 9 and 10 (report time of 1:30pm), ages 11 and 12 (report time of 3:00pm), ages 13 and 14 (report time of 4:30pm); and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2014 MLBTM All-Star Game®.

The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each age and gender group at the local competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of competition.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For questions concerning the competition, contact local coordinator, Tom Rossi, at tdrossi@verizon.net or 215.292.2911, or access Morrisville Little League’s website at www.morrisvillell.org.

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Morrisville alumni reunite in Williamson Park

On Saturday, October 5th, the Third Annual All Years Morrisville High School Reunion took place at Williamson Park in Morrisville.

The event organizers, Wanda Cummings Kartal (class of ‘82) and Suzanne Albanese Gavella (class of ‘79) work throughout the year starting with a zero budget, and pull in donations from local businesses, friends and alumni and secure food vendors who give back a certain portion of their net sales towards the fundraising.

The event is free and usually draws in graduates from the 1930’s through current day. All fundraising was done through the sale of Chinese auction tickets, 50/50 tickets, t-shirts, pound cake pre-orders, pizza slices and pint glass sales (all donated by MHS alumni or local businesses).

The All Years Reunion started three years ago when classmates started to reunite on Facebook and wanted to get together to reminisce. Suzanne and Wanda created the event and decided while they were together they should see what they could raise for their alma mater. The attendance has increased from 125 (first year) to over 320 this year, as well as money raised from $350 to over $2200 in 2013!

All money goes back to MHS to help maintain small programs and/or equipment. The next event is scheduled for October 4th, 2014 at Williamson Park, Morrisville from noon to dusk. Join their mailing list by contacting the committee at allyearsreunion@yahoo.com.

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Carnival fun begins May 14th

The annual Morrisville spring carnival comes to Williamson Park, located at N. Delmorr Avenue and E. Bridge Street, May 14th through May 19th. This community event, which has attracted thousands from all over the Delaware Valley, will feature thrill rides, carnival games, food, live entertainment and more.

Come on out and have some funnel cake or take a spin on the Merry-Go-Round. For those who are more daring, come ride the brand new Round Up, Scrambler or the infamous ‘Ring of Fire.’

Returning this year, a family ride called ‘Charlie Chopper’ will amaze riders. This first-of-its-kind helicopter ride combines high flying fun and technology.

Hours of operation will be 6:00 to 10:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights; 6:00 to 11:00pm on Friday night, 2:00pm to 11:00pm on Saturday, and 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Sunday.

There will be all new special pricing available all week. The price of ride tickets has been lowered to $.75 per ticket, $18 for 25 tickets, and $50 for 70 tickets. The Morrisville Carnival will offer a $20 wristband giving unlimited rides.

Discounted pre-show wristbands can be purchased at the Morrisville YMCA for $15. Purchase must be made before May 13th.

Free parking will be available at entrances along Delmorr Avenue (Route 32/ River Road).

Money raised from this event will benefit the many service projects, both locally and internationally, of the Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club.

For additional information, or to obtain a discount coupon, visit the Morrisville Carnival website at www.morrisvillecarnival.com or friend them on Facebook.

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