WALK ACTIVITIES   Participants at the annual Walks for Williams this past weekend got to visit with the Texas Tech University Masked Rider and get a hands-on look at a medical helicopter, among other activities.   (LPR photo)
WALK ACTIVITIES Participants at the annual Walks for Williams this past weekend got to visit with the Texas Tech University Masked Rider and get a hands-on look at a medical helicopter, among other activities. (LPR photo)

    Five youngsters with Williams Syndrome were on hand for the annual Walk for Williams held this past Saturday at Lamesa High School’s Tornado Stadium.
    The event aims to boost awareness of Williams Syndrome and raise funds for the Williams Syndrome Association to assist individuals and families affected by the Syndrome.
    Abigail Ramford, organizer of the Lamesa event, said attendance was about average.
    “It wasn’t the biggest crowd we’ve had and it wasn’t the smallest,” she said, noting that 100 people registered in advance for the Walk.
    “The main thing is everyone had fun,” said Ramford, whose 11-year-old son, Austin, has Williams Syndrome.
    The day started with a Zumba  Workout, opening ceremonies involving the Lamesa Fire Department and an initial lap around the track at the football field.
    Participants got a hands-on look at an Air Evac medical helicopter and a visit from the Texas Tech University Masked Rider.
    Among the other activities were face-painting, an egg hunt, and a hamburger meal.

 

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