National Athletes Welcome Home Picnic Set for July 22

The Lee County Special Olympics team was ushered to the National Games in Orlando, Florida, in June with a community-wide sendoff at the Auburn Municipal Court. PHOTO BY ED SIKORA / FOR THE OBSERVER

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The city of Auburn


 Join the city of Auburn for a Welcome Home Picnic to celebrate the accomplishments of the five Lee County Special Olympics athletes who competed in the National Games in Orlando, Florida. The picnic will be held Friday, July 22, at the Kiesel Park pavilion from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The athletes spent 10 days competing in powerlifting, bowling and track and field. All five local athletes medaled in their sport. For more information on Special Olympics or the event, please contact Elizabeth Kaufman at 334-501-2939 or


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