The city of Union may have some new spring and summer events on the horizon.
Parks Director Angela Sullivan presented the parks commission this month with two possible events to consider hosting in the coming months.
A quorum was not present, so the meeting was informational only and no action was taken.
The first suggested event a vintage baseball game, in which traveling teams visit and play following 1860 rules.
Sullivan said scheduling for the teams begins in the next week or two and that she would explore seeing if a game could be scheduled in Union. The date will be announced when finalized, but a tentative date is in September.
“They are really true to the era,” Sullivan said, adding that the bats are nothing like today’s engineered bats and that players don’t use gloves.
“It’s something kind of cool to take you back in time and to have a fun day in the park,” she said.
The Friday evening movie in the park could be baseball themed to build excitement for the event and to help create a baseball weekend for residents and visitors. “The regular baseball season is winding down and you’re going into World Series,” she said, adding that it would be a fun way to close out the summer season.
A representative with the Vintage Baseball Association will tour the city over the winter to visit possible field locations.
“They prefer not to have backstops and bleachers because it’s true to era and they usually use hay bales as their dugouts,” she said.
Sullivan also brought up hosting a rummage sale in the spring.
The city has had a rummage sale in the past, City Administrator Russell Rost said.
Sullivan suggested hosting the sale indoors, at the city auditorium, for a climate-controlled and secure environment.
The idea will be further explored at a future meeting.