NORTH HOUSTON – The Little League officially opened last Saturday, with a parade of teams and community units on a long trip from MacArthur High School, where they assembled, to the Little League fields in Squatty Lyons Park on East Hardy at Cromwell Roads.
Under the direction of Sara Garcia and Virginia Bazan, the parade consisted of 14 units on decorated trailers, and also a fire truck, EMS ambulance, and vehicles from the Sheriff’s office and East Aldine District.
Parade units were judged for originality and appearance, with the Lady Bumblebees, a T-Ball team, taking first place. Second place was won by the Houston Bombers, a major league team.
At the park, teams and parents had a Festival with games, food, and exhibits, helping to raise money for the teams.
The games started at 1:00pm and continued all afternoon. A special game opened the season, with the Avengers playing the first ceremonial game. This team is made up of 14 special needs kids, and with the help of adults they played a fun game.