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Photofeature: Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics


A Photofeature by Jeremy Couso

It was a chilly June morning on the steps of the Historic Lassen County Courthouse Monday as members of local law enforcement agencies, along with a host of volunteers and supporters, carried the official Special Olympics Torch down Main Street for the third annual Lassen Law Enforcement Torch Run.

The run began with a short ceremony on the steps of the old courthouse, with speakers including run coordinator Linda Powell and Special Olympics Executive Committee Member Therese Giannelli.

Each year Law Enforcement agencies all over Northern California raise thousands of dollars by hosting fundraising events which support the Special Olympics programs. Lassen’s event has law enforcement personnel raising funds for the honor of running the Special Olympics Torch, “The Flame of Hope,” through town as a sign of their dedication and commitment to Special Olympics athletes.

All along the torch’s path, down Main Street to Rob’s Way and then to the new Hall of Justice, spectators and supporters lined the street to cheer on the participants.

Barbara Oxford and her team from Golden 1 Credit Union passed out drinks and goodies at the end of the run.

There is still time to make contributions to the Torch Run. Go contribute to a great cause and the support the efforts of this nice group of people. Click here to donate before June 24th.

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