“A League of Their Own” Celebrates 25 Years
“The Dubois County Bombers are able to draw an average fan base of over 1,100 for home games due to two reasons—good collegiate wooden bat baseball and great family entertainment,” says Mike Uebelhor, a managing partner of the team.
A time-traveling experience begins as you enter the gates of the famed Huntingburg League Stadium, located just eight miles from Interstate 64. Hostesses, better known as the Peaches, all sporting pink vintage attire, greet each visitor with a friendly smile.
Outfield advertisements, framed memorabilia, and even the player’s uniforms all have an old-time flair depicted from the 1940s. The nostalgic vibe stems from the stadium’s role in the box-office smash “A League of Their Own.”
Huntingburg League Stadium served as the home field of the Rockford Peaches in the classic film starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, and Bitty Schram.
“The city park looked more like a circus with all the tents set up for wardrobe, hair, makeup, and catering services. The Columbia Pictures staff made me feel like a movie star as I went from tent to tent collecting my assigned attire—a pink romper—and allowing a hair stylist to make me look like a kid from the 40’s ready for the camera,” recalls Shannon Fuhs, a local extra cast for the film.
The movie, recently released for the first time on Blu- Ray, celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2017.
The Dubois County Bombers regular seasons runs June 1–July 18. Plan your visit at DCBombers.com or by calling 812-683-3700.
Sisters of St. Benedict Celebrate 150 Years
Just ten miles away in the quaint town of Ferdinand, Indiana, another momentous occasion is recognized. The Sisters of St. Benedict, formed in 1867, serve in areas of education, parish work, health care, retreat and spirituality work, social services, and counseling. 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the sisters arriving at the then-young Catholic settlement.
Guided tours of the picturesque property are available year round Tuesday through Friday from 10:00am–2:00pm EST and from 1:00–2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. The grounds include serene gardens, outdoor Stations of the Cross, a labyrinth, and three shines. Bringing a large group? Arrange a custom tour by calling the monastery directly at 812-367-1411.