Cyril Ebnet Field began with one man’s love of softball and his community
The former baseball field in the northeast corner of Holdingford was transformed into the town’s softball field in 1971, after people were asking Cyril Ebnet to form a slow-pitch softball league.
With the encouragement of Charlie Heidgertken of Freeport, Ebnet had formed a fast-pitch softball team in 1966, which played on Sunday afternoons for four years.
That ended just about the time that a slow-pitch softball league was forming in Freeport. On his way home one day, Ebnet stopped at Schiffler’s Bar in St. Anthony and was urged by Erv Schiffler to form a similar league in Holdingford. See more in Dairyland Peach story by Jennie Zeitler.
PHOTO: Cyril Ebnet stands next to a photo montage declaring his love for softball. He gave 37 years to Holdingford softball and was richly rewarded with friends, good memories and a softball field with his name on it. (Photo by Jennie Zeitler, Dairyland Peach)