Purchase A Spoon For $5, Dig Up A Diamond Necklace At Eaton Field

WAKEFIELD – During a scheduled northeast Nebraska Junior American Legion baseball game, there will be an opportunity to dig up a hidden diamond necklace Thursday evening.

From Eaton Field in Wakefield, the 5-9 Wakefield Post 81 Juniors will play host to the Norfolk Juniors at 7 p.m.

Come out to enjoy the game with free admission and a chance to purchase a spoon to dig up some jewelry.

Jill Lehmkuhl is a member of the Wakefield Community Club BRAN Committee and helps with Wakefield Post 81 Legion baseball. She said during the game, the group will be selling metal spoons for $5 to dig with.

“After the game, we will call everybody down that has purchased a spoon onto the field,” said Lehmkuhl. “there is an actual blue diamond necklace buried in our infield.”

Everyone will then start digging until the necklace is found. The Diamond Center of Wayne donated the blue diamond necklace, which retails at over $1,000.

Blue Diamond necklace courtesy of The Diamond Center of Wayne

Money raised will go towards the Junior Legion baseball team.

“Any supplies like bats or uniforms that we need to replace,” Lehmkuhl added. “Or any hats or anything that we will need.”

The event has been hosted in the past and the group is slowly bringing it back and would like to continue hosting the Diamond Dig event in years to come. All Bike Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) riders are also invited for this event.

If time passes and no one has found the necklace, clues will be given.

“Like if it’s between first and second base they’ll say, ‘it’s over here,’” Lehmkuhl mentioned. “You know it’s between these two bases.”

The event is also sponsored by Wakefield Legion baseball.

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