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The year is 1984, now click on the day in the timeline below.


The day is Saturday, September 15 in the year 1984.

Consolidated Communication’s 1st Special Olympics Family Festival (SOFF) held on College grounds (September 15, 1984): According to Sarah Greider from Consolidated Communications, more than 225 Special Olympians would join 750 volunteers at the first annual SOFF, a day that would become a tradition for both the company and Lake Land. SOFF was the realization of the Lumpkin family’s dream: Combining the efforts of its company with those of the local community towards a worthwhile goal. The first event was a success and continues to be so, Gredier notes, as it has been deemed the “largest event of its kind” by Jim Santos, an affiliate of Special Olympics International.

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