Historic Dubach ball park being restored

By Wesley Harris

Dubach Legends, a group committed to improving the quality of life in Dubach, has been working to restore the town’s historic baseball field with help from friends and donors.

Randy Rogers, founder of the group, said several workdays have been held at the field and that a recent donation of lumber by the Pearce Lumber Company of Ruston had helped.

“A non-profit like Dubach Legends runs on monetary and in-kind donations,” Rogers said. “So, I used Facebook to reach out to Pearce Lumber to see if they might be willing to supply the lumber we needed.

“The very next day, I heard back from Mr. Ben Alsup. He responded with two words: ‘I’m in,’ and asked me to send him a list of the size and length of lumber we needed.

“I knew a Marti Pearce from my high school years and that Pearce Lumber was once their family business. When I went to pick up the lumber, I asked Ben if he knew her. Turns out Marti is his mom! Well, if I ever see Marti again, I’ll be sure and tell her what a fine generous young man she raised in her son Ben.”

The baseball field restoration is just one of several projects volunteers have been working on.

The volunteers have cleared the nature trail around James Lake, added a dock and fountain, and repaired the nearby pavilion. Floods were added to illuminate the mural on the dog trot cabin on U.S. 167.

If you would like to help with the restoration of the old ballpark or other projects in Dubach, contact Randy Rogers at Dubach Legends, 1305 Whispering Pines Drive, Minden, LA 71055 or 318-268-0312.