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Wesson to honor 10U, 12U USSSA World Series teams

Wesson aldermen are so impressed by its two USSSA World Series championship teams, the board voted recently to honor the athletes with signage around town.

The signs, created to honor the 10U and 12U teams who won the championships, will be displayed at the three entrances to Wesson.

Business owner Debbie Brown suggested the signs and is helping finalize the details for the signs, which will identify Wesson as the “Home of the 2019 USSSA World Series Champions — 10-year-old and 12-year-old divisions.”

“I was really proud of the boys. I know that they worked really hard to go and win the World Series and I would like to recognize them,” Brown said.

In other business at the Aug. 6 meeting:

The Wesson Chamber of Commerce requested to use the old Sunflower building with no financial charge for the annual haunted house event this year.

The Chamber uses proceeds from the event to expand on programs throughout the year. As the Halloween event has grown in popularity and attendance each year, Chamber members hope to improve on the experience for ticket-holders, which will add to the expense of hosting it, said Chamber President Janet Currie.

That’s why they’re asking for free use of the city-owned Sunflower building.

In exchange, the Chamber agreed to provide landscaping around the building. They’ll also fill in potholes in the parking lot.

“Even though we make money doing the haunted house, we as the Chamber put it back into the town,” she said. “We’re doing the haunted house to give us money to do what we want to do in the community.”

Story by Lacie Tarver