Paul Thacker holds a Marion Senior Softball Association shirt presented by Larry Kelly (left) and a plaque presented by Ralph Smith (right) on May 8 at Kennedy Park when Thacker was honored for his lengthy softball career. Despite battling cancer for several years, Thacker continued to play softball through the 2013 season. He began playing softball at age 18 and has been on the diamond for more than 50 years. He started playing senior softball in 1997 and finished his career in the MSSA 60-and-over league. On Thacker’s right is his wife, Ruth. SUBMITTED PHOTO 

Senior Softball Honor