Weekend for walks

In the photo at right, participants walk on the track in the fieldhouse at the YMCA during the Buddy Walk.

In the photo at left, participants walk around Skyview Lake in Norfolk on Sunday afternoon during the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

This past weekend was a weekend of walking — for two worthy causes.

On Saturday, the Norfolk YMCA Fieldhouse was the site of the seventh annual Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome awareness.

The following day, Northeast Nebraska residents participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Skyview Park in Norfolk.

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