Friday win in Little League World Series; Fans plan celebration
Oldham County residents have baseball on the mind.
On Friday night, the North Oldham Little League team advanced in the Little League World Series. Fans say the celebration for the team will continue this weekend.
It's a celebration that started last Saturday, when the team first arrived home after winning the regional game that landed them among 16 teams in the Little League World Series.
From there, the excitement has continued in La Grange for the North Oldham Little League team.
Decorated signs cover the town. Shirts with the team name are the most popular clothing choice.
Some fans even made the journey to South Williamsport Friday morning for the team's first game in the Little League World Series.
For those that couldn't make the trip, they caught it all at the La Grange Community Center Friday evening.
The moment the team won and advanced in the tournament, the celebration continued.
"Well, this is obviously, tremendously exciting. We're really behind our team. We have a great team and a tremendous bunch of kids," says Oldham County Judge Executive David Voegele.
Oldham County Judge Executive, David Voegele, says with Friday night's win the team continues to put Kentucky, and Oldham County on the map.
"This is unbelievable. This is the most exciting thing that's happened to La Grange, Kentucky since I've been here and I've been here 18 years, so this in incredible," says Jeff Tindall, a Little League board member.
Looking ahead, the excitement continues as the team is another step closer to a World Championship.
Fans will gather for another viewing party to watch tomorrow night's game at the La Grange Community Center. Everyone is invited. The game starts at 6:00, so the party will begin at 5:30.
Fans say, win or lose, they plan to have another homecoming celebration for the team when finally come back.