Field Of Dreams In Need Of Volunteers Following Floods

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VAN BUREN (KFSM)- Volunteers spent most of the morning and early afternoon Saturday (June 13) cleaning up debris at the Field of Dreams.

Two weeks ago, the park was underwater following record-breaking flooding. Baseball and softball leagues at the local Boys & Girls Club had more than 100 games canceled due to the flooding. Now manager Paul Dunn is saying no games will take place at the fields for at least the rest of the summer.

Several people in the community gave a helping hand between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., including 8-year-old Dakota Fenwick.

“[I’ve been] getting stuff off of the fences and helping rake the sticks and stuff,” he said.

Employees estimate around $300,000 worth of damage.

“We’re probably gonna have to get all new infields, new buildings, everything,” Ryan Pearson said. “It’s gonna be tough to clean up, but it’ll eventually get there.”

Dunn said FEMA was out surveying the sports complex a few days ago, and they are waiting on their assessment of the damage.

If you’d like to help with the clean-up, you’re asked to sign up on the Boys & Girls Club of Van Buren’s Facebook page.