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Charity softball hits a home run in Milo

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 164, No. 30, July 25, 2002

MILO When the towns of Milo and Brownville went head to head in a softball game for charity last month, competition flared and charity hit a home run.

With over $350 raised in memory of local firelighter Joel Morrill, Jobs for Maine Grads Coordinator Carl Wilson said he was pleased with the success of his students' year-end project.

"I was very happy with the turnout," he said. "For not being in school, (it was good to see) the students come together on a weekend."

The idea of a charity softball game originated with Penquis Valley High School's JMG students, and ended up with Milo players out hitting Brownville by seven runs.

"The teams played a hard-fought seven innings with Milo coming on top, 13 to 6," said Milo's Recreation Director Murrel Harris. "Coach Wilson (a.k.a Town Manager Sophie Wilson) had 22 players for her Brownville team. Coach Jones' (a.k.a. Town Manager Jane Jones) team consisted of (10 players)."

JMG's Wilson said that due to the success of this year's charity games, the class will probably consider doing something similar next year.

"We'll probably do something again, maybe bowling or basketball, next time," he said. "It just seemed like something that could grow quite easily."

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