PRESS RELEASE From: Mayor Caillouet’s Office Date: Thursday, February 20, 2003
City of Thibodaux 310 West Second Street Thibodaux, LA 70301 985-448-5845
P.A.R.D. BALLFIELD PREPERATION
The Parks Department is getting ready for the 2003 baseball season.Springtime temperatures are promoting the weed growth and the time is at hand for lawn and field preparation.The four big fields at Peltier Park are in the process of being sprayed with fertilizers and herbicides. The baselines are being skimmed and prepared for the red soil which is on its way.While the night temperatures are still a bit cool for seeds to germinate, we will soon be over-seeding the fields.The fields will be temporarily closed during this necessary preparation.“This will allow time for the work to be performed and for the fields to properly rest”, said Cindy Griffin, City Horticulturist.The fields will be posted with a sign to notify the public that they are closed due to work in progress.“We will only keep the fields closed for a short period of time.If any one wants to practice or play ball we ask that they do so on the smaller fields in the park”, stated Ms. Griffin.
The Dixie Baseball season begins in March and the PARD Baseball program commences in June.The recreation Director, Rabbit Landry has scheduled approximately 100 baseball games a week in the parks”, commented Charles Caillouet, Mayor.“We ask for your patience and understanding as we prepare the fields for what will be an intensive game schedule”.“We are looking towards a great recreational season and have been working hard in preparing the grounds so the children will have pride in their park during game competitions”.