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Mifflin Co. Sports Hall of Fame seeks members

Education/religion editor

Nov 18, 2020

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County Sports Hall of Fame is seeking nominees for its inaugural class of inductees.

Jon Zimmerman, president of the organization, spoke during the Rotary Club of Lewistown’s meeting Tuesday afternoon, explaining the Hall of Fame’s mission, to preserve Mifflin County sports history.

The organization’s board of directors will accept nominations for charter members until Nov. 30.

Members have the ability to nominate individuals into the newly-founded Hall of Fame. Charter membership is $25.

Zimmerman said the board will accept nominations for the first class that must be postmarked by Dec. 31.

The first class will include five categories such as individuals, teams, coaches, sports writers and sports announcers as well as a few special selections.

The Hall of Fame currently has about 125 members and Zimmerman said he would like to see the group grow to 200 members.

Zimmerman said inductees could include individuals like Ralph Baker, who played for the Jets for 11 years, and Wendy Booher, a Chief Logan graduate of 1987, who attended Temple University, then went on to play basketball professionally in Australia and Germany.

“That’s an example of what’s out there,” he said.

For more information about the Mifflin County Sports Hall of Fame or for an application, visit the group’s Facebook page.

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