HALFWAY - With her face painted in red stripes, "Tinker" Ashworth was all set for opening day of the Washington County Junior Football League's 40th anniversary season Monday.
Despite the Labor Day holiday - or maybe because of it - the parking lots and roadside parking spaces filled up fast at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park in Halfway before the 9 a.m. ceremonies.
Perfect weather heralded the start of a traditional fall activity.
"I always dress up," Ashworth said. "Not just on opening day ... at all the games."
The tradition began when her son, Shoney Reasnor, played four years for the Redskins. Now, Ashworth's grandson, Corey Reasnor, is 10 years old and plays for the Redskins.
"I remember my opening day when we still played at Municipal Stadium," Shoney Reasnor said. "I was so excited and scared, I threw up."