For 30 years, Missouri Law Enforcement agencies have been partnered with Special Olympics for fundraising efforts to help the more than 16,000 Missouri citizens with Intellectual disabilities. On the annual events is the Torch Run.
The Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (WERDCC) participated in the Torch Run on Thursday, May 20 by covering the stretch of Route PP from the roadside park in Farber to Vandalia ending at Daniels park.
There were 32 WERDCC staff members who participated in this year’s event and each of them completed the six mile journey running/walking for Special Olympics.
Those participating were Terri Eastwood, Derek Hendren, Robb Sherman, Natisha Sykes, Sonya Terrell, Lisa Barnes, Todd Moore, Elisha Flowers, Stacey Iburg, Jenny Kampeter, Amy Miller, Debra Moore, Jennifer Raspberry, Erin Senor, Barb Straube, LuAnn Watson, Richard Watson, Adela Moore, Betsie Betts, Jennifer Henderson, Cynthia Johnson, Michelle Pratte, Heather Cook, Jennifer Ward, Tiffany Tice, Amanda Branstetter, Amanda Finley, Tammy Lansche, Kirk McBride, Destiny Swank, Robin Terrell, and Paul Yates.
WERDCC participants were grateful for the Audrain County Sheriff’s Department, who provided an escort to protect the participants during their journey. It was noted that Audrain County Officer Jordan Brandt was very good to work with that he and did a wonderful job with the assignment he was given.