Seneca honored for work with Berryville Parks dept.

Friday, August 20, 2004
Richard Seneca, at left, got a handshake and fishing rod and reel from District 3 Babe Ruth Commissioner Bruce Stafford during the Babe Ruth State tournament, held at A.L. Carter Field in July. In spite of unusual rain, Seneca kept the fields playable for the tournament. Submitted photo

BERRYVILLE ---- Richard Seneca, who has worked for the City of Berryville Parks Department since March 21, 1994, was given a gift of appreciation near the completion of the Babe Ruth State Tournament, held in Berryville in July.

The state tournament was held at A.L. Carter Field the weekend of July 16-20. Eight teams of 14-year-olds competed in double elimination play, with the winner advancing to the regional tournament.

Bruce Stafford, District 3 Babe Ruth Commissioner, presented Seneca with a fishing rod and reel near the completion of the tournament for his hard work in keeping the fields in playable shape.

In the past 10 years Seneca has put in countless hours to make sure the city grounds and parks look great, Emma Hamilton, Berryville Parks and Recreation Director, said.

"He is the man behind the scenes for everything from baseball tournaments to shooting tournaments," Hamilton said. "He also is the one who prepares and maintains the City pool every summer. Rain or shine, he is the man making everything come together."

For this particular baseball tournament, Seneca worked hard to dry the fields to allow the games to begin.

"He was at the ball park hours after quitting time, and worked long days over the weekend," Hamilton said. "He is someone in our community who has pride in his work, and deserves respect and appreciation for a job well done."

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