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The winner! Michael Carlson, 19, of Alexandria ran the race because of his mother’s connections to parents of the KSS kids. He sailed in at 25:12, but only 2 minutes in front of much-younger Melanie Becker of Springfield.

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All Smiles at Burke Lake

Kids Sending Smiles organizes 5K run to fight breast cancer.

Kids Sending Smiles (KSS), the 501c3 non-profit established and run by a group of elementary school girls from the Springfield and Alexandria areas, successfully completed their most ambitious charitable event to date on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Burke Lake Park.


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