Recreation is a big part of any community, and the people of Custer have always enjoyed a good time. Hunting and fishing have always been a big draw for many, and these guys are ready for game. Holding the reins is Dr. Duguid, with Don McDonald (standing in front), Mike Morrison, and Walt Reader (standing behind the buggy). Lon Levvis is standing behind the seat.
Apparently, there was no regular baseball field available in the early days, so these guys made do with the intersection of Main and (now) Sanders streets. No doubt, among the players is one or more of the five sons of Harriet (Levis) Reader. Today, everyone still enjoys a ballgame, but it isn't necessary to play in the street. Here, the pitch looks like a high hanger. Notice the old grist mill in the background, still standing after a century or more.
On the Third Monday of July every year the Custer fire Department hosts a village picnic at the village ball diamond. A highlight of the day is a cooling shower. (Roll over the pitcher's pic to see kids having fun courtesy of the fire brigade.)
Also during the 2nd week of April the village host a "Spring Clean Up". We allow village residents to bring any waste to a designated location in the village for disposal.
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