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Legendary sports official gets dedicated sign in Walnut

Posted by wlpo on July 25, 2016

Larry Wilcoxen is now forever memorialized in Walnut.

A dedication ceremony was held yesterday for a new sign featuring the message “Wilcoxen Field: In Memory of Larry Wilcoxen”.  The sign is at the west ball diamond in Walnut and also features a blue “W” flag symbolizing Wilcoxen’s love of the Cubs.

Wilcoxen died earlier this month.  He was the president of the Walnut Park District since it started in 1973.  He was an IHSA official for 55 years, working over 6,700 games.

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