I enjoy writing my column, Teryn’s Take, for FOXSportsMidwest.com each and every week! But this past week was a special article for me. I had the chance to write about my favorite holiday — Fourth of July, and where my love for the game of baseball all began.

I got a lot of positive feedback from the community, they all showed their appreciation for my story about our treasured tradition. It was so great to see my article put a smile on their faces!

After all, I couldn’t keep such a good thing all to myself!

Fourth of July Valmeyer | Teryn's Take

I have also written about the history of the Valmeyer Mid-Summer Classic before, while working for the Republic-Times Newspaper the year prior.

Art Voellinger Mid Summer Classic 2013

I dug up this photo from the archives of myself with Mon-Clair and Greater St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Famer Art Voellinger, the voice of the tournament.