Our heartfelt Congratulations to Oconto’s 8U Little League Team who broke the 12-year dry spell of Oconto Little League Teams, and won the Championship in their category! Please offer your prideful Thanks to Carter Koch, Drew Reinhart, Devin Bostwick, Jackson Martin, Will Mlnarik, Ethan Wusterbarth, Kyle Bowman, Alex Fuller, Bryton Fuller, Chase Schwaller, Levi Bierl, Connor Christiansen, and Coaches Jack Mlnarik, Jason Martin, Frank Bowman, for bringing Oconto back to another positive forefront!
We must also congratulate the sponsor Hitter’s Edge, whose team (comprised of players from Oconto, Oconto Falls and Crivitz) also won the Championship in their division – 11U.
And I really must take a few moments to Thank every single person, parent and child, who makes this Little League Tournament such an overwhelming success each and every year – now the 38th year! Just imagine the teamwork and volunteer time involved before the tournament, during, and after – this year 68 teams participated, the most ever. Another huge positive to this event, is that part of the proceeds usually go right back into improving Holtwood Complex. Thank You to everyone who ever volunteered, for this excellent, positive exposure to Oconto for 38 years!
The World Walleye Association will be holding a tournament at Breakwater Park on Sunday, July 13th. There will be a send-off program at 6:45 a.m. With the National Anthem sung by our Emily Rosenfeldt, a prayer offered by Pastor Craig of the Presbyterian Church, and the American Legion Post 74 Color Guard, if you wish to attend. I am told by an organizer, that they may have free kids’ games/giveaways at 2:00 p.m., so please stop by just in case! This is another tournament we ARE NOT paying to host; which is where I believe (and have been adamant) that our future with fishing tournaments must go! I am very grateful for the growing support in this direction.
Our City was booming with activity this week-end, with the Little League Tournament on the west side of the City, the Youth Center fund-raiser in the center, and the Bass Federation fishing tournament on the east side! Traffic was everywhere, and our businesses were a flurry of activity! And on Sunday night was the “Lights for the Vets” ceremony sponsored by the Oconto Hospital Auxiliary and American Legion Post 74. What a beautiful, honorable tribute to all veterans, to whom we owe so much gratitude! Make sure to check out the Brazeau Avenue fence at night, and give Thanks to all our veterans.
Have A Great Day! And remember, “It is and always has been an American seal to be first in anything we do and to win and to win and to win.” — Vince Lombardi (This is definitely how I feel, but the winning must be honorable and it must be right – not at any costs!)
Victoria Bostedt, Mayor for Oconto