The Special Olympics state games are now three weeks away, and fundraising activities are picking up locally.
The third annual Tip A Deputy will be at Bobby D's Merchant Street BBQ on Monday. Deputies will be taking orders, serving food and collecting tips.
The Special Olympics year is culminating June 6-8 with the state games in Wichita, and the Law Enforcement Torch Run is coming through Emporia June 5-6. KVOE's Ron Thomas is again escorting the torch out of Emporia on June 6, and you can donate to "Ron's Ride" by calling 342-1400 or 80-279-1964.
For information about Tip A Deputy or other Special Olympics fundraisers, call 913-236-9290 or go online to www.ksso.org.