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Eighty Special Olympians compete in Valley

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Chambers County Special Olympics is an annual event that’s held in Valley AL. at the Val-ley Community Center.It’s for individuals with significant cognitive/and or physical disabilities.More than 80 students from Lafayette, Lanett, Valley and Valley haven competed Friday in the Chamber County Special Olympics. The competition includes several special events. Tamarianna Moore carries the torch for opening ceremonies and Zachary Thomas read the Special Olympics oath. Both are students at Lafayette High. Chase Willingham from Valley high recited the pledge of allegiance. Students must be 8 years or older-and have a physical or mental dis-ability. This event is put on by the Special Olympics committee which consists of teachers and central office staff as well as donors thoughout the county. Peer helpers from LHS served as cheerleaders for the participants and passed out ribbons. Today is the day to shine in events they look forward to each year. It’s pure love and innocence watching these participants smile and laugh as they do their event. Says teacher Dawn Tindell.