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As we’re sure you heard by now, the Mifflin County 15-year-old all-stars are headed to the Babe Ruth World Series! The tourney starts August 11 and there is work to be done before the team and families depart for Eagle Pass, Texas.

Unlike years past, airline tickets for the players and coaches will not be fully covered. In addition, families will be paying for flight tickets, hotels and rental cars, not to mention food and incidentals.

Like always, this community is stepping up big time. There are already several fundraising events planned (see below). If you have one and would like us to help publicize it, please send all the info to

Check back here often for updates.

Donations can be made to the Kish Bank branch on Electric Avenue in Lewistown. Checks can be made payable to “Miffin County Babe Ruth 15-Year-Old All-Stars.” Everyone flies out the 9th, so donations made prior to the 8th that would be most appreciated.

There is also a donation box set up at Sharp Shopper in Belleville.

Thursday, July 29, 2021: Mid-Penn Cornhole will be having a blind draw tournament at the Lewistown Moose Family Center.

Friday, July 30: Stop by the Weis Market in Burnham between 11 and 2 for a cookout and bake sale to raise money for the 15’s.

Friday, July 30: Betsy’s Main Street in Milroy is hosting a dart tournament.

Friday, July 30: City Hook & Ladder, as part of its Friday Chance Fundraiser, will hold a special 50/50 drawing for the team.

Saturday, July 31: A car wash will be held at Advance Auto Parts in Lewistown from 10am until 4pm.

Thursday, August 5: Hoss’s Community night. Mention  “Group 126055” and a portion of your bill will go to the team.

Thursday, August 5: William Penn Healthcare is holding a bake sale and hot dog sale from 11am until 4pm. A hot dog, chips and a soda for $5. There will be baked goods available, as well. And, of course, donations are welcome.

Thursday thru Saturday, August 5-7: The 15-year-old players will be at a donation stand at the Belleville Fireman’s Festival.

Friday, August 6: The PA Farm Show Milkshake Man will be at the New Life Church in Burnham from 12 il 2. Shakes are $5 with a portion of the cost going to the team.

Saturday, August 7: There will be a home run derby at the babe Ruth Field in Milroy. A $10 donation, age groups from 5-year-olds up to adults. For more information on  registering, email


Photos courtesy Shaunna Gearhart.