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Walk-a-thon provides fun and funds for local pool


Last updated 5/14/2017 at 4:17pm

Children of Odessa gather in front of the grandstand for the 12th annual Friends of the Pool walk-a-thon Sunday, April 30.

The 12th annual Friends of the Pool Walk-a-Thon was held April 30 and raised over $1,280 as of Tuesday. According to Suzie Deife, the organization's secretary, a total of 47 walkers collected pledges. Most of them were school-aged children, but participants also included others who ranged in age from one year old to adults who took advantage of the fresh air and exercise.

The pledge walkers walked or ran a total of 980 laps around the track at Finney Field for a total of 245 miles, an average of over five miles per person. Total laps walked or run by all participants was up from down just...

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