Friends help Tom Preston celebrate his 80th birthday

Chuck Kajer, Managing Editor

While most people were celebrating the 230th birthday of the United States, a group of people gathered at New Prague’s Memorial Park to celebrate a lifetime of achievements and contributions to New Prague, especially contributions to its baseball community.

Tom Preston, retired teacher and coach at New Prague High School and a long-time baseball player in the community, turned 80 years old Tuesday, July 4.

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