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Bev Forgues started her horseshoe career in the Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club woman's auxiliary in the early 1070s.

Bev organized bake sales and was very helpful making money to support the Sodbusters Club at the time they were building their courts. In 1974, whrn the auxiliary merged with the men, she became a regular member and has been every year since. During this period, she also was a member of the N.H.P.A..

One of the officers Bev has held was being the club recorder for the years of 1979, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1089, and 1991. You could find her recording at the tournaments on the years she didn't hold the office, helping out where she could. She held the office of Tournament Director in 1978, and extremely helpful to her husband (Roger Forgues Sr. - Hall of Famer himself) when he held that office. Awards Committee in 1989-90, 1994-95. She has been the league Secretary and Contact person for the NHPA starting in 1984 through 1998. Bev was selected for "Director of the Year" by the NHPA, for her many years of service. This was the only "Sanction League" in Vermont, until 1997, when Milton sanctioned their league.

Beverly pitchers in the mid 40s and 60s range, and you can find her in Class A. Bev was the Vermont Womens State Champion for the years of 1977 and 1982. In 1977, Class A with a record of 9 wins and 1 loss: Averging 49.0%. In 1983, Class A with a record of 6 and 0; averaging 60.6%.

Bev has participated in numerous New England Tournaments throughout her career. Her first Women's Class A was in 1977; finishing in 6th place with an average of 31.2%. Bev's best finish in the New England's was in 1992, finishing in 2nd place with a record of 5 wins and 2 losses, averaging her best high is a 64.4%. In 1991, finished in 4th place with a 55.6%.

Beverly does a lot of typing for the club records, and has put much time and effort into helping the Sodbusters with many activities.

The VT HPA is very proud and fortunate to have Beverly Forgues inducted into the Vermont Hall of Fame as an Organizer/Pitcher.