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Relay race planned to mark tornado anniversary


From Monson to Charlton, event to aid communities



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January 24, 2012
Several events have been planned throughout the area to mark the one-year anniversary of the June 1 tornado, including a relay race through several impacted communities hosted by Back of the Pack Productions, of Sturbridge.

On Saturday, June 2, teams of runners will participate in a 50-mile relay race beginning at Monson High School and winding through the towns of Wales, Holland, Brimfield, Sturbridge, and Southbridge before concluding in Charlton. The course closely follows that of the EF3 tornado, which forged a path of destruction through the area last June 1, producing a scar in the landscape that will be visible for many years.

Proceeds from the event will be given to the affected communities to assist with their continued rebuilding efforts, which aren't expected to be completed for at least another year.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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