April 27, 2017

Special Olympics Torch Run

Members of the Williston Fire Department and Williston Police Department, along with family members and friends, participated in Friday’s Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, which raised funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes and kicked off the Summer Games.

Karla Huizenga (center) carried the torch up Williston Road, along with EMT Jeremy Harriman (left) and police officer Matthew Cohen.

Karla Huizenga (center) carried the torch up Williston Road, along with EMT Jeremy Harriman (left) and police officer Matthew Cohen. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

Firefighter's _004 Run 5-30

Observer photo by Al Frey

A runner braves the heat for the torch run.

Observer photo by Al Frey

Firefighter's _001 Run 5-30

Observer photo by Al Frey

 

Comments

  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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