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Wifflefest 16 Going On In Ashland At Southview GBC

Story By: Jeff Alan



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In 2000, youth pastor at Southview Grace Brethren Church in Ashland Mark Abel decided a fun activity for all members of the church and community over the 4th holiday would be a Wiffleball tournament. That first year only three teams signed up. But somewhere along the line as the Bible verse says,"be fruitful and multiply", the tournament grew, beyond Abel's wildest dreams. From three teams that had preregistered to the present day 140.

Abel, now the senior pastor, says some people plan their fourth of July holiday around Wifflefest, some even practice over the winter. One of the things that make the tournament different is the use of scaled- down versions of major league ballparks and several different divisions to compete in.  Family Fun, Elementary, Junior High, High School and Adult, with the tournament running over a period of four days.

Wifflefest 2015 will wrap up with the Adult tournament which begins Saturday at 9 am. There will also be a hog roast and live entertainment.

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