Legere, Pettigrew honoured for ball contributions

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Signs placed in their honour at Triassic Park field

Signs have been placed at the Triassic Park ball field in Parrsboro in honour of the contributions to the local sport by Bernie Pettigrew and the late Philly Legere. Among those on hand for the recent unveiling were (from left) town councillor Lisa Ward, Trevor Legere (grandson of Philly Legere), Bernie Pettigrew and Mayor Lois Smith. Andrew Wagstaff - The Citizen-Record

 

PARRSBORO – For decades they watched over baseball and softball activity in this community, and now their names are preserved at Triassic Park ball field.

Bernie Pettigrew and the late Philly Legere now have their names on signs placed on one of the dugouts at the Upper Main Street field. Pettigrew and Trevor Legere, grandson of Philly Legere, were among those on hand for the official unveiling of the signs on June 7.

“A citizen of the town came to us and said they would like you both to be recognized,” councillor Lisa Ward told Pettigrew. “He brought it to council and council approved, so the signs have been put up in recognition of all your support and dedication towards baseball. We greatly appreciate that.”

Pettigrew, who played baseball himself in the United States and spent many years coaching little league in Parrsboro, said it was nice to be appreciated, and said he was glad to see Legere recognized.

(For the full story, see the June 16 issue of The Citizen)

 

Organizations: The Citizen

Geographic location: Triassic Park, PARRSBORO, Upper Main Street United States

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  • Bill Barkus
    June 16, 2011 - 21:49

    Great news about my Grandfather, Philly Legere! :) (My Mother: Carol (Legere) Barkus, is his daughter) Nice to see his many contributions recognized! :) Bill Barkus, Moncton NB

  • Aubrey Neves
    June 14, 2011 - 11:22

    It is always nice to see people's names and actions remembered for their contirbutions to sports in communites. It is also an amazing and exciting time for the community of Parrsboro to get the funding for this field (even though it's 17 years late). However let's not forget the people who put this field into motion for construction 17 years ago with hard volunteer work and very little funding. To all the people who intially helped out with this field's construction I am very thankful to you and will never forget your efforts and countless hours of hard work so that Parrsboro could have another ball field for it's citizen's to play ball. But most importantly I would like to thank my father Terry Neves who 17 years ago seen the need for another field and put the paperwork into motion to get the location secured for a new field. Also the timing of this article is excellent because on Father's Day weekend 17 years ago my dad started construction to give his son's and the kids of Parrsboro a new field. It was quite the Father's day present (but a little backwards eh!!). Thanks Dad (at least I'll say it because nobody else will)

  • Leisa Babineau
    June 10, 2011 - 07:48

    Way to go! Could not of possibly been dedicated to a more fitting person than Bernie, and I am sure Mr. Legere! I am very proud of the Town of Parrsboro today! Thank you to whoever brought this to the Council, and thank you to them for approving it.