2010-07-03 / News

Kroger Fun Day supports local Special Olympics team

store, with support from the Village of Hebron, raised money to help support the local Special Olympics powerlifting team. Several team members work at the store.

Photos, from top clockwise, are the members of the West Licking Special Olympics Powerlifters. They were to compete from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. last Saturday at Hitchcock Hall on the OSU campus. No it’s not a lost mime, but Kroger Manager Josh Wise after a couple of whipping cream pie direct hits. Below, deputies from the Licking County Sheriff’s Office carried the torch on its 32-mile trip through Licking County on Friday. Beacon photos by Charles Prince. Photos, from top clockwise, are the members of the West Licking Special Olympics Powerlifters. They were to compete from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. last Saturday at Hitchcock Hall on the OSU campus. No it’s not a lost mime, but Kroger Manager Josh Wise after a couple of whipping cream pie direct hits. Below, deputies from the Licking County Sheriff’s Office carried the torch on its 32-mile trip through Licking County on Friday. Beacon photos by Charles Prince. The now annual event coincides with the Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The torch, escorted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and carried by members of the Licking County Sheriff’s Office, was one of four heading from the corners of the state to the opening ceremony last Friday at OSU’s Jesse Ownes Memorial Stadium. The Southeast leg of the run came through Hebron on US 40.

Kroger provided hot dogs, chips, fruit and drinks in return for donations to the team. Several local good sports, including Hebron Council President Scott Walters and Hebron Police Lt. Larry Brooks helped raise money, serving as dunk tank victims, repeatedly dunked in the cold water. Kroger Manager Josh Wise took a stint on the dunk tank in his work clothes and was the target for more than a dozen whipped cream pies. Nearly $400 was raised for the team.

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