Ida Community Day UPDATE

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The Ida Civic Club is promoting planting milkweed seeds to help the Monarch Butterflies….. You can read more about the project and how you can help the monarch butterflies by clicking here. Milkweed seeds will be available at Ida Veterinary Clinic and at Old County Treasures….Remember.. If you plant them they will come.

Returning this year will be the Great Black Swamp Frogs Base Ball Club of Sylvania, Ohio. They will play an 1860s-era “base ball match” against the Early Riser Base Ball Club of Detroit. This match will start at 12:00 NOON in the open field next to the ball diamonds.

These teams  play a Civil War Era base ball match using rules codified in 1860. In that time, base ball was an amateur sport played by respectable gentlemen. The game that will be played is fundamentally the same as baseball today; however, there are differences in rules, strategies and equipment, which are portrayed as accurately as possible. For matches, the umpire and players wear authentic period attire.