HOLDEN, Mass. — Holden's traditional softball game between the Chamber of Commerce and town employees is set to take the field late next month following numerous postponements due to rain and mosquito-borne viruses.
Most recently scheduled for Sept. 13, the annual game was postponed indefinitely after the town announced the closing of parks and recreational facilities at 6 p.m. because of the mosquito threat.
However, on Oct. 27, after a hard frost likely puts to rest threats of Eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile virus, the two teams will meet on the fields behind Davis Hill Elementary School.
The CofC is looking to defend its title after a 14-9 victory last year put an end to the town's three-year winning streak. The game will take place at 2 p.m.
For additional information, contact Rosemary Scully at the town Assessor’s Office at 508-829-0293 or the chamber office at 508-829-9220. The event is sponsored by Holden Discount Oil.