Fun, fellowship prevail at Special Olympics


Following heat 1 of the 50-meter dash, first-place runner Dominic Burkhart, right foreground, and second-place finisher Steven Wood, left foreground, take their respective places on the winners stands. Burkhart was excited to receive his medal.


It was a photo finish in heat 5 of the ladies’ 50-meter walk at the Clinton County Special Olympics. Participant Holly Spangler, facing left and hoodless, reaches the ribbon first by an eyelash over second-place finisher Kristie Funk, facing left and wearing a hood.


Exemplifying the spirit of the event, young rooters hold signs of support at the Clinton County Special Olympics. Among those who are cheering on participants in the photograph are Sam Eastes, Steven Fonseca, Conner Mitchell, Brayden Rhodes and Jacob Frazier.


In the second heat for the 100-meter dash, Andy Sanderson, running in lane two wearing a blue rain poncho, is accompanied on the track by three supporters.


Shirley Cox, center holding a medal, smiles after she wins the first heat of the assisted walk event at the Clinton County Special Olympics.


Clinton County Special Olympics participant Starr Poston, right, waits for the 4 x 100 relay race to begin. During the pause in the games, event volunteer Autumn Allen has an opportunity to speak for a while with Poston.


Following heat 1 of the 50-meter dash, first-place runner Dominic Burkhart, right foreground, and second-place finisher Steven Wood, left foreground, take their respective places on the winners stands. Burkhart was excited to receive his medal.

It was a photo finish in heat 5 of the ladies’ 50-meter walk at the Clinton County Special Olympics. Participant Holly Spangler, facing left and hoodless, reaches the ribbon first by an eyelash over second-place finisher Kristie Funk, facing left and wearing a hood.

Exemplifying the spirit of the event, young rooters hold signs of support at the Clinton County Special Olympics. Among those who are cheering on participants in the photograph are Sam Eastes, Steven Fonseca, Conner Mitchell, Brayden Rhodes and Jacob Frazier.

In the second heat for the 100-meter dash, Andy Sanderson, running in lane two wearing a blue rain poncho, is accompanied on the track by three supporters.

Shirley Cox, center holding a medal, smiles after she wins the first heat of the assisted walk event at the Clinton County Special Olympics.

Clinton County Special Olympics participant Starr Poston, right, waits for the 4 x 100 relay race to begin. During the pause in the games, event volunteer Autumn Allen has an opportunity to speak for a while with Poston.

Following heat 1 of the 50-meter dash, first-place runner Dominic Burkhart, right foreground, and second-place finisher Steven Wood, left foreground, take their respective places on the winners stands. Burkhart was excited to receive his medal.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_dominic_p_f.jpgFollowing heat 1 of the 50-meter dash, first-place runner Dominic Burkhart, right foreground, and second-place finisher Steven Wood, left foreground, take their respective places on the winners stands. Burkhart was excited to receive his medal.

It was a photo finish in heat 5 of the ladies’ 50-meter walk at the Clinton County Special Olympics. Participant Holly Spangler, facing left and hoodless, reaches the ribbon first by an eyelash over second-place finisher Kristie Funk, facing left and wearing a hood.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_holly_f.jpgIt was a photo finish in heat 5 of the ladies’ 50-meter walk at the Clinton County Special Olympics. Participant Holly Spangler, facing left and hoodless, reaches the ribbon first by an eyelash over second-place finisher Kristie Funk, facing left and wearing a hood.

Exemplifying the spirit of the event, young rooters hold signs of support at the Clinton County Special Olympics. Among those who are cheering on participants in the photograph are Sam Eastes, Steven Fonseca, Conner Mitchell, Brayden Rhodes and Jacob Frazier.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_rooting_section_p_f.jpgExemplifying the spirit of the event, young rooters hold signs of support at the Clinton County Special Olympics. Among those who are cheering on participants in the photograph are Sam Eastes, Steven Fonseca, Conner Mitchell, Brayden Rhodes and Jacob Frazier.

In the second heat for the 100-meter dash, Andy Sanderson, running in lane two wearing a blue rain poncho, is accompanied on the track by three supporters.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_andy_f.jpgIn the second heat for the 100-meter dash, Andy Sanderson, running in lane two wearing a blue rain poncho, is accompanied on the track by three supporters.

Shirley Cox, center holding a medal, smiles after she wins the first heat of the assisted walk event at the Clinton County Special Olympics.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_shirley_p_f.jpgShirley Cox, center holding a medal, smiles after she wins the first heat of the assisted walk event at the Clinton County Special Olympics.

Clinton County Special Olympics participant Starr Poston, right, waits for the 4 x 100 relay race to begin. During the pause in the games, event volunteer Autumn Allen has an opportunity to speak for a while with Poston.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_starr_f.jpgClinton County Special Olympics participant Starr Poston, right, waits for the 4 x 100 relay race to begin. During the pause in the games, event volunteer Autumn Allen has an opportunity to speak for a while with Poston.
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