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By James Henry Frazar

By James Henry Frazar

Little League season about to start
The Lakehills/Pipe Creek Little League is in the final stages of registration for the 2014 season and practices are expected to start soon. And you thought spring was months away.
Opening day is Saturday, April 5, and the league is planning an even bigger and better celebration than in years past. It's going to be a "carnival," with all new homemade games as well as plenty of opening day games at the Little League field on FM 1283 in Lakehills.
There might be as many as 200 youth involved this year.
Little League these days is for both boys and girls and has been for some time.
The youngest players are four to six years old and they play T-ball. Those teams are "co-ed" with boys and girls on each team. There were five T-ball teams last year and the league expects as many or more this year.
The teams for older players are divided into girls playing on softball teams and boys playing on hardball teams. Sometimes a girl or two will play on a boys' team if the family wants the girl to be involved in baseball rather than softball. Coach pitch is from six to 10 years of age, the minors are 10 to 12 years, the majors are 11 to 13 and junior teams are 13 to 15.
The league will have a spaghetti dinner and music fund-raiser Saturday, March 22, at the Little League diamonds on FM 1283 in Lakehills. Pat Kelly, Lee Winwright, and Ken Burson will play between 11 am and 4 pm. Spaghetti plates will be served for $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Is it too late to sign your child up for Little League? It's getting late, like real late, but you can call Justin Blair at 210-573-5898 and find out.
Success for Red Kettle Campaign
The Salvation Army bell ringers out at the Hill Country Grocery Store in Lakehills raised $3,814.21 over the holidays. In all, $11,951.50 was raised in Bandera County. What's nice is what's raised here stays here to help local folks.
Quilt drawing set Feb. 15
The Lakehills Area Library quilt drawing campaign is on. You can go by the library to buy a ticket to get a chance to win a quilt made by Barbara Hover, Jane Malone, and Sharon Robbins. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and are also available from library board members.
The drawing will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at the library fund-raiser at the Lakehills Civic Center. The chicken spaghetti dinner is held from 5-7 pm, so the actual drawing will be held during that time frame. There's also an auction associated with the event.