News & Events

Root Beer Barrel Restored

posted Tue August 28, 2018

The Barrel is back in business, serving up hot dogs and root beer.  The Barrel had been a well known and loved landmark in the Saugatuck/Douglas area but had fallen into disrepair. The Root Beer Barrel had served suds from the mid-1950s through the 1970s.The stand is open weekends presently and is at Center and Ferry in Douglas.

Anniversary Celebration

posted Tue August 28, 2018

Congratulations to Steve & Tanya Sheridan as they celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary!  Steve “The Judge” Sheridan served for many years on the Board of Directors for the Dutchers and still remains a close friend and staple in the community. The Dutchers extend a hearty Hurrah! to many more years.

Dutchers Remember Pieter Lion As Community Mainstay

posted Wed June 06, 2018

Pieter Lion, long-time friend and supporter of the Dutchers, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 3, 2018.  Pieter was a member and Chair of the Douglas Planning Commission, and member of the Tri-Community Planning Commission. He was appointed to the Village of Douglas Council and served as President of the Douglas Council. Pieter loved dogs, photography, fly-fishing, reading & rare books, and classical music, especially Bach. He enjoyed studying logic, history, and military ethics. He was a fan of Manchester United and Netherlands National soccer team. The Douglas Dutchers send their thoughts, prayers, and condolences to his wife Patricia and family.

Remembering the Downings

posted Tue March 20, 2018

The Douglas Dutchers would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family of former ballist, Scott “Scooter” Downing.  Scooter recently lost his mother, Marie Downing, and his mother-in-law, Jan Wollpert, both of whom were ardent supporters and spectators at many Dutchers games.  They will be greatly missed and always remembered.

Condolences to Patsy Wassenaar Family

posted Mon September 04, 2017

The Dutchers send their thoughts, prayers, and condolences to Gordon Wassenaar and family in the passing of Patsy, long time friend and supporter of the Douglas Dutchers Base Ball Club.  Patsy was a successful realtor and leading antique dealer in West Michigan. She will be remembered and defined by her great faith and generosity.  The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Campus Crusade for Christ or Our Daily Bread.

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