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9/11/07-Tyler

Senior Olympics: Fun For East Texas Seniors

They came from all over East Texas to compete against the best.   It's the Senior Olympics with opening ceremonies and all.  Seniors participated in a wheelchair race, ragball toss, the dance competition, spelling bee, and dominoes. And for the winners--trophies! Tuesday's event is something many seniors say they look forward to every year and they love the friendly competition.

"I enjoy it. I get all excited. I like to watch people do the races. I get tickled out of people doing the races," says Johnnie Brennan, a contestant at the Senior Olympics.

"It's surprising to find that you get a little nervous even though the words are pretty easy 19 20 fun meeting people. Being involved in a competition," says Glenna McGee, one of the Spelling Bee contestant.

This is the 26th annual event hosted by the East Texas Chapter of Activity Professionals.

Tracy Watler and Danielle Capper, Reporting.  tracy@kltv.com and dcapper@kltv.com

 

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