Little League’s ‘Concession Queen’ remembered with path, plaque

Published 12:32 pm Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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By Amanda Watkins

For the Enterprise

A night of memories, honor and love.

That’s what took place on May 27 at Davie Youth Complex, home of Davie Little League.

For those who live in Davie County, the name Connie Spillman is one that many know. An angel who left so many imprints on those she knew, including a huge one at Davie Little League.

Known as the “Queen” of the concession stand, she went beyond the typical hotdogs and fries. It would not be unusual to find residents on a Friday night at the concession stand, not because they knew someone playing baseball, but because they wanted a bowl of her homemade chicken stew.

And when she left us in 2021, it was all too soon.

Earlier this year, the Davie Little League Board of Directors began to complete the work on “Connie’s Way,” the path for all patrons to the concession stand.

Her family and the community was present for the dedication, along with the Board of Directors, District Two President Chris Swink and the Shining Stars Choir singing the National Anthem.

Nicole Spillman spoke of memories of Connie, followed by Little League President Jerry Riddle, unveiling a memory stone and path marker. He presented the family with their own keepsakes as a token of appreciation in honor of Connie.

With tears, smiles, laughs and stories being told – it was obvious Connie was still very much there with them all.

And then for the next generation of Davie Little League, the annual tradition of the All-Star games. Coaches from different divisions selected their players who would combine for a show-down on the fields.

And don’t forget the Challenger Team, which had an all-star game of its own. As players took to the line for the saying of the pledge, coaches awarded them their all-star medals. Then it was time to play ball, and play ball they did. Selected players from these all-star teams will move on to become the Davie Little League All-Star teams, representing the league for District Two. These players will put in the work of daily practices followed by a double elimination tournament held at different locations. The Challenger Team has been invited to play at the regionals in Georgia.

See more photos and learn more about opportunities on Facebook @Davie Little League, and donate to the Challenger’s travel fund online at (