Participants brave wind, rain to support Buddy Walk

Sarah Hightower, this year's cover girl, makes an appearance at the Boardwalk Buddy Walk. Her sister Lindsay Glaeser and mother Karen Hightower walk with her. BY DENY HOWETH
October 22, 2013

This year's Seventh Annual Boardwalk Buddy Walk and Buddy Fest was held Oct. 12 in Rehoboth Beach. About a thousand people turned out for the event in spite of a nor'easter's wind and rain. Because of the weather, totals will hover around the $60,000 mark. Participants were prepared to walk no matter what the weather was.

Proceeds from the weekend's activities were donated to the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware, Best Buddies of Delaware, Special Olympics Delaware and other local organizations.

For more information on the Buddy Fest weekend and Buddy Walk go to

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