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Inaugural West Central Baseball Hall of Fame banquet set for Jan. 17

WILLMAR — The Willmar Stingers and the Kandiyohi County Historical Society have finalized the date for the upcoming Winter BBQ and inaugural West Central Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet. The event will be held on Friday, Jan. 17 at the Willmar Conference Center.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the festivities beginning at 7 p.m.

The program will feature the induction of the first-ever class to the West Central Baseball Hall of Fame and a question and answer session with three former Willmar Stingers players, who will be announced later, and manager Matt Hollod.

Following the banquet, all of the special guests will be available to greet fans and sign autographs.

A limited number of tickets are available with proceeds of the event benefitting local charities. Tickets are $10, which include a ballpark-style meal, and can be purchased by visiting or calling the Willmar Stingers office at 320-222-2010.