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‘You go, girl’

Published: Sunday, July 6, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

In Woodstock in May, there was a Girls on the Run 5K. Our neighbor, Ashley, and her mom, Katherine Taylor, ran in this event. We have all had talks about the empowerment of self esteem and how good it feels to help others. At the finish line, the cheering was awesome for everyone.

We are so very proud of Ashley and her mom for crossing the finish line – never giving up, never whining – because, you see, Ashley is only 7 years old. So if you happen to be on a trail in the park and you hear this little voice say, “Passing on the left,” you tell her, “You go, girl.” We love you very much.

Judy and Skip Swanson

Cary

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