|Hagood Avenue Baptist Church
1144 Hagood Avenue ~ Barnwell, SC ~ 29812
Office: 803-259-3261 Fax: 803-259-3261
|Softball "Field of Dreams"
|Field starts from an old Railroad bed
|The vision of puting a muti-use recreational
area in this location was big and challenging.
Yet, through the eyes of faithful people, IT
WAS attainable. The vision began with a vast
cluster of wooded area that had a small path
for the old railroad to pass through it. It's
beginning (pictured left) was going to be an
all out effort to clear and prepare. The land
itself offered some challenges of it's own....
|Facing tremendous hurdles
|"....and the land would indeed offer the
challenge. After the land was cleared
monsoons of rain and drainage came into play.
There lay the land, but under water (pictured
right). The challenge and plot thickens. The
vision remained the same. Men dedicated to
making a dream come true were constantly at
work. At this point the men had to begin
thinking of ways to divert the water.
What exactly would follow?....
|....The vision of our men never wavered.
Led by Jerry Brown (pictured left) would
lead the field in overcoming the obstacles.
What interupted the challenges were man,
machine, and creative efforts to secure the
land. There were many who gave a hand in
the effort, yet a small group of men would
see it through to the end. A project that had
the makings of a 2 year effort was done
quickly thanks to these dedicated men.
|Doyle Livingston - Theron Collins
|....One thing that kept these men motivated was the fact that
this vision would someday become a place where both young
and old would gather for fellowship, laughter, and times that
would forever be embeded in the memories of all those who
took a part in this great place....
|The Field takes shape
|....the challenges that were, ....the
challenges that were, became
challenges of the past. The water
was diverted, pipes were added,
the land was secured. This would
be only the beginning of great
things to come. But I can say,
"From the top of this page to
bottom is truly a 'Field of Dreams'
|**Finished Field photo coming soon**