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Burlington Ballpark Coming Back

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As August winds down, so to does baseball season, but in Burlington the baseball season really never began.

That's because its ballpark was destroyed during the flood.

Now, thanks to a generous donation, hopes of bringing back America's pass time is very likely.

The Burlington Recreation commission received a 100-thousand dollar donation from DeSour Valley Economic Development to help complete the construction of the ball fields.

With the remaining money from the donation, new concession stand and bathrooms will be complete along with a playground.

Chairman of Burlington Recreation Commission, Paula Bachmeier said seeing the park destroyed in the flood was more devastating than losing her home.

She was overcome with tears of joy when she first heard the news of the donation.

(Paula Bachmeier, Chairman, Burlington Recreation) "I was overwhelmed, overwhelmed because first of all for someone in our community to be able to do that is just... we always get the bedroom community reputation. This shows that we are a town, a community, we are alive, we're well here in Burlington. We always get, people sleep in Burlington and work in Minot, this shows we are a community ready to stand and rebuild."

"The Burlington Ballparks will be back in 2014" is the slogan the city has chosen for the fields.

The goal is to seed by September 15th.

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