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Big Crowd for Crawford County Special Olympics Track and Field Meet

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A big crowd today for the 40th annual Crawford County Special Olympics Track and Field Meet.
 About 350 athletes, including some in wheelchairs, took part in events at the Crawford County Fairgrounds.
And they had plenty of help from 400 volunteers from schools, service clubs and businesses all around the county.
 Plenty of family members were on hand too, including Tammy Johnston who ran alongside her son Ryan, cheering him on in the 100 meter race.
 She said, "Oh, he just loves it. He just beams from ear to ear. I have friends and family members here supporting him every year to help participate. It is just awesome."
 Some of the athletes were rookies. but others have been participating for many years.
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