Saturday was opening day of the spring baseball season for Cave Spring. It was a beautiful day, the sun was in a clear blue sky with a little bit of a breeze, and everyone seemed to enjoy being outside. Parents talked and laughed while the kids ran around the playground and jumped in the inflatable in between their games. Cheers were heard from the bleachers on both sides of the games, and the distinctive sound of bats connecting with balls seemed to echo through time.
I did not know Kenneth Kelley, but from my experience on Saturday and what I've heard about him, I believe opening day would have made him smile. Giving the youth of Cave Spring a place to play, a place to express
themselves and their individuality was a virtue Kenneth Kelley valued. Cave Spring is an amazing place, there is a wealth of creativity and kindness that seems to come from the spring itself. It's not surprising to me that citizens are so passionate about the town and its identity and future.
Games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from now until the end of May. Food and drinks will be on sale and even if you don't have children involved in the league, it's a fun time to make the most of the warm Spring weather by listening to the cheers of your neighbors and friends. The fields are located on Mill Street between Fincher Street and River Street. There are also tennis courts, basketball hoops and a playground there, so there's something for everyone. Let's play ball!
by Kimmy Davis