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Special Olympics Torch Lighting Set for Des Moines
By Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Department of Public Safety will hold a torch lighting ceremony as part of the Special Olympics Summer Games in Ames.
The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday with a lighting of the torch at the Oran Pape State Office Building in Des Moines. Officers from several law enforcement agencies will run with the torch in 4-mile increments from Des Moines to Ames, where they will use the torch to ignite a Flame of Hope and start the games.
The games in Ames will begin Thursday and continue through Saturday.