1978 Championship Team - 25 years later - Front Row - L to R - Louie Caron, Geoff Forsey, Coach Gillis - Back Row - L to R - Randy Ferguson, Quentin Karr, Craig Stewart, Loren (Porky) Ward, Mike Cain. Original team members unable to attend were Dennis Corse, Mark Keefe, Ronald Hanson, Rob Bordeau, Bernie Keefe, Robert Hanson, Brian Preston and Kim Hubbert.
Peggy Stewart, BFA School Board Chairperson & Dick Brown,long time principal of BFA, share a humorous moment before the ceremony
Mike Brown, Left opens the ceremony. Joyce McCuin, widow of Ed McCuin is shown on right. The Ed McCuin Estate donated money to BFA-Fairfax for the construction of dugouts on the school baseball field.
Peggy Stewart introduces Master of Ceremonies Dick Brown left
Dick Brown greets Coach John Gillis
Coach John Gillis addresses the crowd
Members of the 2003 BFA baseball team watch the ceremonies
The ceremony closes as the National Anthem is sung by Megan Benay, just prior to the game between The BFA-Fairfax Bullets and The Lamoille Union High School Lancers
The Dugout Dedication, in memory of Ed McCuin took place on Saturday, May 3, 2003. The Ed McCuin Estate donated money to BFA-Fairfax for the construction of dugouts on the school baseball field. Honored Guests included members of the Ed McCuin Family as well as members of the 1978 undefeated baseball team of 1978 (19 - 0).
Mark Irish spearheaded the project which also included generous support from interested community members and area businesses.
Peggy Stewart, School Board Chairperson welcomed the honored guests, Joyce McCuin and her family as well as those members of the 1978 undefeated State Championship Team that were able to attend.
Dick Brown, long time school principal at BFA Fairfax acted as Master of Ceremonies, reminiscing on what the school was like when he was principal here as well as a few humorous anecdotes about Ed McCuin and some of the members of the Championship Team of 1978.
John Gillis, who was the coach back in 1978, praised the team highly and encouraged the BFA Team of 2003 to follow in their footsteps. He also told them they were fortunate to have such a nice baseball field now as all they had to do was go out and enjoy it. He told them that before the team of 1978 were able to go out and use the field, the first thing they had to do was pick a helmet full of rocks.
The ceremony closed with the singing of the National Anthem by Megan Benay, just prior to the BFA Bullets vs the Lamoille Union High School Lancers game