ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - Zionsville is eager for a little dry weather.
The town needs Lion's Park to dry out so the Little League can, finally, have its "Opening Night". That was supposed to be last Friday.
But, last week's historic flooding along Eagle Creek made that impossible.
Bernie Paul, the Information Officer for Zionsville Little League, told 24-Hour News 8: "We've never had anything like this where the water level got 8, 9, 10 feet high in some places."
Paul said he was "almost in tears when I came down here on Friday afternoon" and saw the damage the flooding caused. It's personal because this is a volunteer organization and people donate a lot of time to make the baseball season a success.
"Granted this is just youth sports," he said. "But it's important to people. It's part of the community. And it's part of what makes people happy. So it was pretty hard to look at it."
200 people came out last Sunday to help clean-up what the flooding left behind. They were able to do in one day what organizers expected to take two.
Now, the Little Leaguers hope to have their Opening Night on Friday night.
But it may be awhile before they know what it will cost to repair the flood-damaged electrical equipment at the ballpark.
That's likely to be well into the thousands of dollars.
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