Dracut resident Molly Glynn does a rousing rendition of the national anthem. Valley Dispatch courtesy photo

DRACUT — Ten years ago when Veterans Park was first built, the $200,000 cost of installing lights made the plan seem like an impossible obstacle to overcome.

For the past six years the Dracut Baseball Association has been raising money for this project by holding annual comedy nights with raffles and auctions. With the current economic conditions, the board was able to negotiate a contract for lighting at a substantial savings.

This past Saturday, May 15, marked the official lighting ceremony at the field. Players from all levels of Dracut Baseball were invited to run the bases and take part in the ceremony. Dracut Baseball Association President Brian Duff thanked all the work of those behind the fundraising and presented Project Manager Mike Tierney with a plaque for his efforts.

Mike and past DBA president Jack Malnati were later invited to throw out the first pitches after Dracut resident Molly Glynn wowed the crowd with her inspiring rendition of our national anthem.