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Children display their ribbons at the annual Fall Foliage Children's Races on Saturday.
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Fall Foliage Children's Race Winners 2019

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Families enjoyed a morning of fun with local nonprofits offering games, art projects, and giveaways on Saturday morning at Noel Field Athletic Complex.
 
The annual Fall Foliage Children's Races and Family Fair was presented by Northern Berkshire United Way, the city of North Adams' Community Events, Adams Youth Center Inc., and sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.
 
The annual event kicks off the Fall Foliage Festival along with the release of the Fall Foliage Leaf Hunt clues. The festival continues through Sunday, Oct. 6, when 1Berkshire presents the 64th annual Fall Foliage Parade to conclude the festivities.
 
Omer Black delighted the crowd with magic before the racers lined up for their races. The winners were presented with medals by Mayor Thomas Bernard at the end of the event.
 
All participants received participation ribbons. There were several neck-and-neck races where a photo finish was used to determine first and second places.
 

2019 Annual Fall Foliage Children's Race winners

Age 3 & Younger
 
Girls  
1st: Tressa Girgenti
2nd: Lucy Tator
3rd: Mia Colvin
 
Boys
1st: Liam Zoghbi
2nd: Hudson Ziter
3rd: Michale Pichette
 
Ages 4-5
 
Girls
1st: Eliana Cyr
2nd: Zadie Neidig
3rd: Addison Malinowski
 
Boys
1st: Wyatt Reynolds
2nd: Luke Cambell
3rd: Roman Morandi
 
Ages 6-7
 
Girls
1st: Carmelo Reynolds
2nd: Kylee Mazza
3rd: Sadie Ziter
 
Boys
1st: Colton Braman
2nd: Malcom Mielenz
3rd: Andre Thomas
 
Age 8-10
 
Girls
1st: Ava Lau
2nd: Kelsey Church
3rd: Jaidan Chappel
 
Boys
1st: Dillon Hayes
2nd: Jackson Larabee
3rd: Denis Cyr
 
Thank you to all the children participating and a special thank you to all the local organizations that participated. Join us again next year on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.

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