Rich Mountain Community College hosted the recently released documentary, The First Boys of Spring on November 7th in the new Ouachita Center on the main campus of Rich Mountain Community College. Since the film’s release in October 2015 at the Hot Springs Film Festival, RMCC was the 4th site to receive the honor of hosting this outstanding documentary. On hand to introduce the film and show the “Making of the Documentary” video was Mike Dugan, Arkansas Baseball Historian and Co-Founder of the Historic Baseball Trail in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The documentary chronicled the history of baseball spring training starting in 1886, spanning over eight decades, and how spring training was all started in Hot Springs! The film included photos, quotes and stories highlighting baseball legends and teams such as: Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Satchel Paige, Mike “King” Kelly, Honus Wagner, and the Negro League Teams including the Monarchs, Crawfords, and Grays. Dr. Steve Rook commented, “It was truly a pleasure working with Larry Foley and Mike Dugan on this opportunity for RMCC to host the film.” Echoing sentiments from Mike Dugan, “Mena is a great community and we look forward to working with the College and visiting the area again in the near future.”
The RMCC Foundation provided classic ballpark refreshments for the event. For more information, contact Tammy Young, Director of Development and Community Relations at (479) 394-7622, x. 1220 or firstname.lastname@example.org .