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Home sweet home: RCGSA begins life at Faulkner Park

By Maya Golden - bio | email

The Rose Country Girls Softball Association can finally call Faulkner Park home.

After battling for safer, cleaner place to play the first pitch was thrown out to kick off their season at their new fields.

 Representatives from the city of Tyler and Brookshire's were on hand to cut the ribbon, officially opening the fields for play.

There was an air of excitement for everyone at the park Sunday, but mainly for the kids. The softball association will have three new fields at Faulkner Park after issues with safety arose at their old home of Fun Forest Park. 

"With our other fields, we were always having to share everything and there were a bunch of fights at those other ones," softball player Ashleigh Crone said. "Now we don't have to worry about any of that. These fields are amazing, we've had a bunch of help."

"I think it's a beautiful thing," parent Brandon Cole said. "I think just starting them out young like this and having somewhere to play it helps them when they grow older. It's something they can be proud of."

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