JAY — Two local women have organized an inaugural Fall Fun 5K Walk/Run, with 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics of Franklin County.

Barbie Richard and Katie Ouellette, both having worked with special needs children in their community, hope to provide more resources for the Special Olympics of Franklin County. They have set a donation goal of $10,000.

The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, rain or shine. The race will begin at 9 a.m. at 170 Main St. and will finish at French Falls.

Same-day registration will begin at 8 a.m. with a $25 cost, and age 10 and under free. Special Olympians wishing to participate will have their entry fees waived.

Paper registration forms are available at 170 Main St.; checks should be made payable to the Special Olympics of Franklin County.

FMI, register: facebook.com/events/1786838357997516/, www.raceentry.com/race-reviews/franklin-county-fall-fun-5k. 

Sebastien Lepage, 4, of Lewiston, his mother, Colleen, right, and grandmother, Nathalie Scribner, cheer for Lepage’s father, Marc, during the L-A Bridge Run in 2016.

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