Point Beach Little League parade a home run

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Despite the rainy weather, the Point Pleasant Beach Little League held their annual parade along Arnold Avenue and opening day ceremonies at their fields on Saturday April 13. Here Chole Disbrow [from left], Charleston Robinson and Adrianna Vitale wait for the start of the parade behind their team's banner. (MARK R. SULLIVAN/THE OCEAN STAR)

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — With a parade down Arnold Avenue Saturday morning complete with a police and fire escort and a shout of “Play ball!” the Point Pleasant Beach Little League season officially began.

Overcast weather did not stop the parade that is a cherished tradition as Little-Leaguers marched down Arnold Avenue from the Point Pleasant Beach Elks Lodge  to the Little League fields.

According to Yankees T-ball Coach Mark Powoski, this is an event his sons Troy, 4, Dillon, 6, both on his team, and daughter Presley, 7, on the Yankees softball team, have talked about all week.

“The kids enjoy the day. We purely do this for the kids,” Coach Powoski said about the opening day ceremony.

Before the day’s games began, Little League President Brian Moberg thanked all the parents for letting their children participate in the growing league that has become a community in Point Beach.

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