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30th annual Special Olympics Winter Carnival

Staples-Motley students Ganen Christenson (left), Megan Lindgren and Taya Peters1 / 3
Leo Gaffey of the Merrifield Marathons helped Hailey Blood into the sled alongsi2 / 3
Long Prairie students Tiffany Lovell and Lupe Raudales ride in the basket while 3 / 3

The 30th annual Area 5 Special Olympics Winter Carnival at Confidence Learning Center was held Thursday.

Three hundred eleven olympians and staff along with 70 volunteers participated in the events which included a day of inner tubing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice fishing, face painting, bean bag toss, bonfire, hot chocolate, hayride, Nature Center, wild life sanctuary, snowmobiling, broom ball, and a whole lot of friendship and laughter.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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