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Teen raises money for Special Olympics

Bella Dunn, a Magoffin County teenager, worked with her grandparents, Scott and Donna Stephens, to raise money for the Magoffin County Special Olympics. Last Thursday the three set up a food booth beside True Value and sold hot dogs and ice cream to raise a total of $1,108 for the Special Olympics athletes to attend the state games.

Paul Montgomery, with the Magoffin County Special Olympics, said they now won’t have to worry about lodging and food costs for the athletes’ trip this summer.

Dunn posted on social media, “I cannot begin to express my gratitude and appreciation for all those who supported us today! Our community holds a very special place in my heart, and seeing the amount of support we received today is heartwarming. I would like to thank Salyersville True Value, Lee’s Famous Recipe, Salyersville IGA, my Grandparents, my Mom, and all those who assisted me in any way. I would especially love to thank the wonderful people of Magoffin County for all of the purchases, donations, and kind gestures that were made! The Magoffin County Special Olympics Team has advanced to the State Competition in June, and because of our community’s generosity and compassion, we are able to donate $1,108 to go towards their expenses! ‘Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.’”


Image from Paul Montgomery

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