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Special Olympics 'Run to Ward' balloon release, torch run held in Ascension Parish

Special Olympics Torch Run Ascension Parish 2018 (Source: WAFB) Special Olympics Torch Run Ascension Parish 2018 (Source: WAFB)
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -

Special Olympics held a balloon release and torch run Wednesday morning in memory of Col. Ward Webb, a deputy with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

The balloon release was held at 8:30 a.m. at the Gonzales Courthouse overflow parking lot.

The torch run began promptly at 9 a.m. from the courthouse.

The route will go up Worthey Road, turn right on LA 44 to Ascension Street to Airline Highway, back to Cornerview Street, and then to Irma Boulevard.

The run will end at The Arc of East Ascension on East Ascension Complex Boulevard.

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Webb passed away unexpectedly on March 27, 2018.

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