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Olympics creates memories

On a two-year cycle, Americans join together to root on team USA in the summer and winter games. Closer to home, each year fans from around the county come together to cheer on participants in the Lawrence County Special Olympics.

While the event affords the ability for these athletes to get their competitive juices going, at the end of the day, joy and success are found in the memories made and the smiles shared between participants, volunteers and fans.

That was no different this past Thursday when the 2015 version of the county’s Special Olympics was at Dawson-Bryant High School.

All those who were a part of this year’s event should be applauded for their efforts in continuing to make this a wonderful experience each year. Putting this event on takes tireless planning and commitment, and we should all be proud to be a part of a county with so many who are always willing to dedicate their time.

Although the Olympics is something that provides an outlet for all those participating to compete for their school, most importantly it allows for each of them to have a good time.

This event, along with many other great programs held throughout the year, continues to be a bright spot and shows our community spirit.