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Special Olympics Torch Travels Through Ellicott City

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The annual tradition of the Special Olympics Maryland Torch Run continued in Howard County as law enforcement officials and athletes carried the Flame of Hope through the streets of Columbia.

Special Olympian Julia Phillips, 26, of Ellicott City, left, carries the torch with Deputy State’s Attorney Kim Oldham (Premier Class of 2015) at the start of the Howard County leg of the Special Olympics Maryland Torch Run, Thursday, June 4, which began and ended at Cedar Lane Park in Columbia. The torch is carried through towns across Maryland, leading up to the Opening Ceremony on June 5 in Towson.

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Howard County Police Chief Gary Gardner (Premier Class of 2006) gives a short speech before local Special Olympians and law enforcement officers participated in the Special Olympics Maryland Torch Run, which began this year at Cedar Lane Park in Columbia.

 

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