Four local individuals will be inducted into the Arkansas Softball Hall of Fame as part of this weekend’s festivities at the Hope Watermelon Festival.

Four local individuals will be inducted into the Arkansas Softball Hall of Fame as part of this weekend’s festivities at the Hope Watermelon Festival.
Jeff Thomas, Sammy Delamar, Billy Slaughter and Shannon Beard all of Arkadelphia will be recognized Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Kelly Softball Fields in Hope.
According to Thomas, the four individuals once played together as a team. The honor was bestowed on them for their performance in previous games at the festival.
“We all know each other. This is an opportunity to acknowledge our past contributions and achievements,” said Thomas.