State Summer Games
LAUREL — The third and final day of the final year for the Special Olympics Montana State Summer Games' three-year stop in Billings brought mixed emotions for the thousands of people who organized, volunteered at and competed in them.
Kandace Faller and Kady Griffith stood on a busy thoroughfare on the grass of the Rocky Mountain College practices fields, holding out their hands to dozens of passers-by.
Year one was all about getting established and figuring out how to run things. Year two brought the chance to refine operations, improve on successes and address any issues.
With the first year about getting the ball rolling and the second focusing on improving on an already-successful formula, the third and final year of Billings' stint hosting the Special Olympics Montana State Summer Games will be about leaving a lasting impression on the athletes and the community.