April 25, 2017

PHOTOS: Monsters for a day

Williston resident Storm Rushford holds a check from the Lake Monsters after signing a one-day contract with the team. Rushford, 12, was one of nine boys and girls in the state named to the 2014 Little Lake Monsters All Stars.  Hundreds of kids sent applications, and the winners were selected based on their answers to three questions that focused on sportsmanship, community and leading a healthy lifestyle. After a ceremony on Aug. 22, Rushford was outfitted in a Lake Monsters uniform and took batting practice with the team before its home game on Friday. He and his fellow winners also stood on the field with the team during the national anthem and sat in the dugout with the players for an inning.

Williston resident Storm Rushford holds a check from the Lake Monsters after signing a one-day contract with the team. Rushford, 12, was one of nine boys and girls in the state named to the 2014 Little Lake Monsters All Stars.
Hundreds of kids sent applications, and the winners were selected based on their answers to three questions that focused on sportsmanship, community and leading a healthy lifestyle.After a ceremony on Aug. 22, Rushford was outfitted in a Lake Monsters uniform and took batting practice with the team before its home game on Friday. He and his fellow winners also stood on the field with the team during the national anthem and sat in the dugout with the players for an inning. (Observer courtesy photos)

Storm Rushford

Storm Rushford

Mira Filion

Mira Filion

Mira Filion

Mira Filion

Maddie Montagne

Maddie Montagne

Maddie Montagne

Maddie Montagne

Grace Arcovitch

Grace Arcovitch

Grace Arcovitch

Grace Arcovitch

Ethan Schwaner

Ethan Schwaner

Ethan Schwaner

Ethan Schwaner

Ethan Fritz

Ethan Fritz

Ethan Fritz

Ethan Fritz

Dustin Beloin

Dustin Beloin

Dustin Beloin

Dustin Beloin

Connor Nielsen

Connor Nielsen

Connor Nielsen

Connor Nielsen

Brady Doorey

Brady Doorey

Brady Doorey

Brady Doorey

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Comments

  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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