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Seniors put their best foot forward at bean bag tournament

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Region 8 senior groups gathered for a little friendly competition Thursday morning.

The East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging hosted its annual Bean Bag Baseball Tournament at St.Bernards Auditorium.

Over 8 senior groups from Northeast Arkansas competed against each other to advance to the regional competition in April.

John Holsapple, a member of the Walnut Ridge Orange Crush group, has been playing bean bag baseball for about 9 years and says he enjoys getting to interact with other seniors.

“It keeps you interacting to where you don’t solely concentrate your thoughts on yourself,” Holsapple said. “For others with arthritis, it keeps us limber and for those of us who have other problems, it helps you stay physically active.”

The top 4 winners from northern and southern regions of the state will compete at the Regional Bean Bag Baseball Tournament in April, from there 4 teams will play at the state tournament in June.

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