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Uptown Normal welcomes Special Olympic athletes

NORMAL, Ill. - A Twin Cities museum is welcoming the Special Olympic competitors.

The Children's Discovery Museum in Uptown Normal hosted a paint party on Monday for anyone competing in the summer games this weekend. It gave the athletes a chance to have fun, meet other competitors and gain friendships. From pink and yellow hand prints, to penguins and tigers, the museum windows had it all.

"It's to be brave, to be strong, to compete," said Beth Whisman, The Children's Discovery Museum Executive Director. "But also to work together. So in a way, this is a way of working together before the competition kicks off."

She said the athletes and coaches get into the museum for free this weekend. Family members will receive a discount.


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