City of Tonawanda
The softball diamond on Kohler Street will be renamed “Larry O’Connor Field” at 1 p.m. Sunday during a dedication ceremony in memory of the legendary softball coach who died in 2013.
O’Connor managed, coached and supported many women’s softball teams, most notably The Shamrocks; an elite, dominant team in local, regional and national competitions. He also organized and coached teams for The Empire State Games.
O’Connor’s teams played all over the country and in Canada, but never technically had a home field. O’Connor’s family and friends will be joined Sunday by former players and fans. The Shamrocks will take the field immediately following the ceremony.
The public is invited to the dedication and the game. For information, contact John or Kate White at 692-6306.
• The 33rd annual Canal Fest concludes Sunday with a fireworks show at dusk from the Renaissance Bridge. During the day, there will be a pancake breakfast at St. Francis of Assisi Church, a flea market in Clinton Park and other events on the North Tonawanda side.
• The Common Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, 200 Niagara St. An informal session begins at 6. The meeting was rescheduled from last week due to Canal Fest.