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Runners, walkers support local school in Scissortail run

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -Saturday morning, runners and walkers from around the community faced the cold to support a local day school that emphasizes hands on learning.

Around 65 people ran around Elmer Thomas Park for Scissortail Day School's 5K and 1 mile walk to raise money for the school. It will go towards summer camp expenses and materials needed for everyday classroom activities. The school is Reggio inspired meaning the children learn in creative, hands on ways. They have children ages 2 through 6 year olds at the pre-school.

The run was $35.00 for adults and $15.00 for children. They also had bounce houses, face painting, cotton candy and even a dunk contest. 

Molly Alonzo, an organizer for the run and teacher at the school says it's all a part of the school's mission to be examples for the kids and get involved.

"We really want to be able to do more in the community and do community projects and stuff like that and help beautify Lawton," said Alonzo. "So we really want our kids to know what it's like to be part of the community."

Chris DeLaFuente has two children, ages 5 and 3 that attend the school. He's ran the 5K today to support his kids and the school that makes them feel right at home. 

"They really develop like a family relationship and that's kind of what it's like when I drop them off. I don't feel like I'm dropping them off at school, I feel like I'm dropping them off at family's house which for me, I mean who doesn't want that."

For more information on the school or how to get your child involved, visit Scissortail of Lawton's website.

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