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Sunday, May 19, 2013
Optimism abounds on a rainy race day in Salem, Oregon
Fifty schools, 3,200 elementary school students, 14,000 spectators and one Optimist Club! It's a good thing that the Salem Optimist Club had help from the Parks and Recreation Department along with hundreds of community volunteers and the presenting sponsor Country Financial for the biggest relay race ever.
Country Kids Relays are in their 39th year and the excitement and enjoyment has never been better for this annual tradition held at McCulloch Stadium. See more pictures at the Statesman Journal and learn how the rain didn't keep the kids, coaches or spectators down. Like their coordinators, they proved they were all Optimists.
Great job, Salem!