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Shrewsbury kids ride, run and walk for fun

Sanhita Kancharla is front and center ready for the race.

Sanhita Kancharla is front and center ready for the race.

Shrewsbury – More than 50 children participated in the Shrewsbury Child Development Committee (SCDC) Kids” Fun Run and Bike Race June 15 at Lake Street Park. Children 8 and under could ride, walk or run in the event; all of them received a medal and ice cream at the finish line.

According to SCDC President Jenn Luke, the committee is dedicated to “providing free low cost activities to families with children 6 and under.” She emphasized the hard work of the committee which is entirely volunteer-based. The SCDC offers different activities and classes for children, including music classes, science classes and a monthly craft class.

The bike race and fun run was a fun way to get families involved in raising money for SCDC, Luke noted. “Events like this help us to run the activities that we would like to offer families,” she said. Half of the proceeds from the event will go to fund the SCDC's activities and half will be donated to the Beal Early Childhood Center.

Photos/Bridget Parmenter

As the race continues, bikers show their determination to reach the finish line.

As the race continues, bikers show their determination to reach the finish line.

Jage Boufakhreddine admires the medal that he received after finishing the race.

Jage Boufakhreddine admires the medal that he received after finishing the race.

Yuzuki Samamoto enjoys her ice cream treat.

Yuzuki Samamoto enjoys her ice cream treat.

Will Lawlor is proud of his accomplishment of running some laps for SCDC.

Will Lawlor is proud of his accomplishment of running some laps for SCDC.

Volunteer Jill Magarro (left) and SCDC President Jenn Luke and their children (l to r) Luciana, Adeline, Ellyna, Jackson and Isabella.

Volunteer Jill Magarro (left) and SCDC President Jenn Luke and (l to r) Luciana, Adeline, Ellyna, Jackson and Isabella.

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