Torch run through Conrad

Torch run through Conrad
RUNNING WITH THE TORCH — Chris Zeberst carries the torch during the Conrad leg of the Special Olympics Torch Run. He is accompanied by Border Patrol Officer and Regional Coordinator, Cheree’ Miller and Sivel, the drug-sniffing canine. These participants began at the Port of Piegan and made it all the way to Great Falls before they passed the torch off. I-O Photo by Adam Jerome
   Last Tuesday many of you may have noticed some commotion on Main Street.  It turned out to be the Special Olympics Torch Run.
   Many law officers, including local, state, and federal law enforcement throughout the area got together to help run the torch through the community on its way to Bozeman.  
   There were over 30 participants and they ran the leg from the Port of Piegan through Browning, Cut Bank, and Shelby.  From there they came through Conrad and were on to Great Falls.
   Highway Patrolman, Noel Duram commented, “We are looking forward to a great ride.  We could not have done this without the overwhelming support from the Border Patrol and Customs agents, who were out in full force.
   Town Pump was a gracious sponsor in Conrad as they provided free coffee and hot chocolate to the participants.”
   Once the torch reaches Bozeman the games will begin on May 13.