Monday, May 20, 2013

View From the Water Jug

On Saturday we volunteered at the Eagle Wings disAbilities 5K & 10K Walk or Run held in Arlington. Eagle Wings serves the developmentally disabled adult population of Snohomish County, and this is an annual fundraiser.

Tom and I were at the turn-around point for the 5K racers, passing out water. Whether people were whizzing past us for the 10K or turning around for the 5K, it was a great to see the enthusiasm and energy these folks exhibited. 

Because we were focused on our assignment, we didn't get pictures of the registration process or the party that followed. But I can show you the spot along the Centennial Trail where we were set up and the race as we saw it. And I can point you to a couple of past blog posts about other Eagle Wings activities. They are the group who provides events such as the Thanksgiving Dinner that our church hosts each year. And it was the Eagle Wings director, Kinder Smoots and her husband Jim, whose wedding our son Samuel was in, along with dozens of others Eagle Wings participants.

Here, then, is a glimpse into the race, from the point of view of the water folks at the 5K turn-around!

Number 117-- the youngest competitor

Jazzie, our most appreciative customer!

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