LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT–Muskets Field at Lincoln Park now has lights and officially turned them on for the first time last week. Pictured at the occasion are Muskets Athletic Club members and those that helped bring the lights to the field: in front: Nathan McCarthy, Austin Brothers, Bubba Donjon, Andy Kreher, Ryan Koudela, Mark Ruebusch, Jim Ruebusch, Ben Manning and Dillon Kaesberg; in back: Tom Marcheski, Darren Fadler, Darren Doiron, Glenn Phegley, Scott Voss, Derrick Hess, Mathew Mehring, Greg Blake, Josh Eckart, David Friess and Tim Fahey.
“It’s definitely a big part of Muskets history,” commented Muskets President Dillon Kaesberg on Sept. 25 after the lights were officially turned on for the first time at Muskets Field.
Founded in 1975, the Muskets Athletic Club had the goal of promoting, supporting and sponsoring little league football for area youth. A very successful program, they expanded and built their home field at Lincoln Park, with their inaugural season played there in 2010.
The organization continued to grow and thanks to the Red Bud School District, the City of Red Bud, the Red Bud Parks Committee, the Red Bud Utility Department and a bunch of dedicated volunteers, now the field has lights.
For more on the Muskets Field, please see this week’s print edition.