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  • Elementary kids run in 44th Mini Bloomsday

    Jessica Tufts|May 8, 2024

    Hundreds of children took part in a 45-year-old tradition Friday by running races on the grass in perfect weather on the athletic field below Lake Roosevelt Schools. The first Mini Bloomsday occurred in 1979. The idea came from a first-grade teacher at the time, Carolyn McNeil. Mrs. McNeil and Mrs. Selle had their first-graders race to Acre's Drug Store, where the owner gave each student a free ice cream cone. The next year, in 1980, second- and third-grade students joined in on the fun, and...

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