LARC challenges political candidates

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By Claude Lewis

"Batter up" will be the cry at Strickland Park in Chiefland, on Saturday, Aug. 9 when the board of directors, staff, and consumers of the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens will play the candidates for political office in a softball challenge game.

LARC has challenged all those currently seeking, or unopposed for, political office to step up to the plate and play two innings of softball.

But LARC isn't stopping with just two innings.

Following the game between LARC and the candidates, two teams of candidates will be picked at random to play against each other in a three inning face off. So round up family and friends and come on out and cheer for your favorite candidates.

The softball game will start at 7 p.m.

The gates to the park will open at 5:30 p.m. and admission will be $1 per person.

In true baseball spirit, LARC will offer for sale hot dogs, hamburgers, sodas, boiled peanuts and watermelon. Several prizes will be raffled off during the evening also.

For more information, call LARC at (352) 486-4293. All proceeds benefit the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens serving Dixie, Gilchrist, and Levy Counties.