Farewell event for Lawrence-Dumont Stadium this weekend

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Wichita Park & Recreation will host a farewell event for Lawrence-Dumont Stadium this Saturday. It will be the final event there before demolition begins later this fall. 

Doors at the ballpark, located at 300 S. Sycamore, open to the public at 2:30 p.m. on the south side of the complex. The Collegiate High School Marching Band will play during an exhibition game. Food trucks, a bartending service, and Kona Ice will be onsite to sell refreshments.

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"We are excited to honor Lawrence-Dumont Stadium and enjoy it one last time," said Mayor Jeff Longwell. "While we're excited about the future of baseball in our community, we want to ensure we celebrate the vibrant part Lawrence-Dumont played in our community."

After the game, a short program of speakers, including representatives from the Lawrence and Dumont families, Mayor Jeff Longwell and Parks and Rec Director Troy Houtman, will speak.

Local band "The Astronauts" takes the stage after that, followed by a firework finale, weather permitting.  The community is encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

Before the event, a chair sale will be held at 9 a.m. until noon. Sales are cash only and limited to one seat per person. Blue seats will be sold at $35, Tan/blue seats at $20, and red seats will be $5. Purchasers will need to bring wrenches and screwdrivers to remove the seats. 

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