Monday, June 23, 2014
It’s been a busy summer for the Town of Moncks Corner, and things are just getting started.
On Monday, June 16, the Town flipped the switch, turning on the field lights at their new Regional Recreation Complex, making the cloverleaf of four baseball fields light the night sky.
If you build it they will come...
Good news for area baseball and softball fans, it’s almost built.
“It was a monumental day for Moncks Corner Park and Recreation,” said Park and Rec Director Ralph Jones. “We turned on the ball field lights for the first time. It was a pretty inspiring sight, especially at night. The fields looked like something out of Field of Dreams.”
Jones said electrical workers were aiming the lights, a rather involved process that took several days to complete.
“Workers had to aim each light at the field,” he said. “It wasn’t like we just turned the lights on because we liked the look. Turning on the lights served a purpose.”
The new Rec Center Complex also took another major step toward being ready to host games when the Public Service Dept. successfully tested the sprinkler system on the ball fields.
“The testing of the sprinkler system went off with flying colors,” said Town Admnistrator Marc Hehn. “Now we can get down to the business of growing grass.”
The Town hopes to host the JV portion of the Hanahan Invitational Tournament (HIT) in 2015.
Jones also added that the Machine Pitch All-Star team enjoyed some early success in its summer all-star tournament beginning on Monday, June 16.
While tournament results weren’t available at press time, the Machine Pitch All-Stars had gone 3-0 in the tournament through June 20.
In other Town Council business last week, Moncks Corner Police Department Chief Chad Caldwell praised the successful completion of the town’s 10th summer camp.
“The kids really had a good time at this year’s camp,” Caldwell said, adding more than 100 area youth attended the camp with the help of 20 volunteers.
“In the ten years of our police department summer camps we have served more than one thousand kids attending,” Caldwell said.
The Town also announced the addition of a new restaurant with Chik Fil-a planning to open a new restaurant in Moncks Corner in early 2015.
It will be located in the vacant lot near Walmart next to Wendy’s.