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Garage Sale in Marion County to Support Marion County Special Olympics Team

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The Marion County Special Olympics team is just a few months away from competing in the state competition in Charleston.

It will consist of athletes from all over the state competing in bocce, track and field, bowling, and more.

It costs nearly $150 an athlete for the weekend and fundraising is a big part in making the trip.

The mother of one of the athletes puts on a garage sale, raising nearly $800 every year to send the athletes to Charleston.

"A lot of people don't have money anymore and this is the only way they can earn their money. it costs quite a lot. we pay for all their room and board, food, and everything for the whole weekend. None of the athletes have to pay for anything," said Janet Hinerman, Special Olympics mom.

The garage sale will also be held Saturday morning on Tygart Street in Fairmont from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.