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The Warren Coalition awarded the Larry M. Funk Award for Outstanding Service to Children in Warren County to Roger Smelser.
This is a new award honoring the former Vice President and President of the organization who also served as the DARE instructor for the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
Roger Smelser was honored for his work with Front Royal Little League as a coach, manager, and president for over 30 years.
Nearly a third of nominations for the award named Smelser.
They brought up his commitment to the children in his league and passion for volunteer service.
He was also an instrumental part in bringing Little League Baseball back to the WFTR airwaves.
He received an engraved crystal award and $500 cash.
Front Royal Little League’s Senior All Stars are having fundraisers around town today to raise money for their All Star tournament in Castlewood, Virginia on July 8th.
Starting at 8 am, they will have a bake sale set up at the Front Royal Flea Market.
Then at 10 am, they will have a car wash at Advanced Auto Parts and begin collecting donations at Wal-Mart.
All proceeds go towards the team’s expenses so any bit helps to keep these boys playing.
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The Front Royal Cardinals are hosting Little League Night this evening at Bing Crosby Stadium.
Gate open at 5:30 with activities and vendors ready to roll until first pitch at 7 pm.
Admission is free thanks to Green to Ground Electrical Services and is a great way to support the Cardinals and Front Royal Little League.
Little Leaguers are encouraged to wear their uniforms and will get to run on the field with the players before the game.
The Cardinals enter the game with a 5-6 record on the season and face the Woodstock River Bandits who are off to a decent start at 8-5.