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Franklin Twp. Little League sees brand new scoreboard

Volunteers assisted the Franklin Township Little League with the installation of a new scoreboard at the Phifer Ice Dam Park field.

"The scoreboard is an upgrade to the park," said Ryan Wentz, president of the Franklin Township Athletic Association.The scoreboard gave the volunteers a struggle when it needed to be lifted on the I-beam supports.Assisting the volunteers with lifting the board was Robbie Cressley, Franklin Township road foreman, who was working nearby at bridge installation project at the park.Cressley drove the loader and lifted the sign, which greatly helped with installation.The sign was donated by Jim Thorpe National Bank at a cost of approximately $10,000.Wayne Wentz, former association president, said that former sign was nearly 25 years old and doesn't work very well. He noted that the new sign is wireless.Ryan Wentz said that the underground wiring leads to the new scoreboard from the old scoreboard to power it."It was definitely time for a new one," said Ryan Wentz.Assisting with installation were Wayne Gutwein and Tim Wolbach, representing Shawn Kresge Electric; Tony Fristick, Corey Deem, Larry Ahner, Rick Guyn, Chris Delgado, George Price, Robbie Cressley, Jerome Dotter, Ryan Wentz, Wayne Wentz. Also assisting with the project were Forest Inn Masonry, J.D. Eckman and Tim Wagner and sons Iron Works who installed the I-beams.

Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Volunteers carry a brand new scoreboard that was installed at Franklin Township Little League field at the Phifer Ice Dam Park. The scoreboard is wireless and was installed Saturday morning and put into use on Saturday.