More than forty deputies from the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office helped put on the event. Deputies and local U.S. Marshals cooked up a Lent-friendly shrimp jambalaya and regular pastalaya as well. There was enough food to serve 500 people, meaning everyone got plenty to eat.

Dutchtown High School welcomed special olympians from around the parish for a field day on Friday. Athletes participated in a variety of activities from running track to throwing softballs. Spectators cheered them on from the sidelines, and everyone was awarded prizes for their hard work.

More than forty deputies from the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office helped put on the event. Deputies and local U.S. Marshals cooked up a Lent-friendly shrimp jambalaya and regular pastalaya as well. There was enough food to serve 500 people, meaning everyone got plenty to eat.

The event was funded through a variety of generous donations. The goal was to give these kids a chance to have a field day like any other student. It's safe to say everyone there had a blast, especially the special olympians.

DTHS Allied Health worked with the olympians throughout the day, marking their times in each event. Students dressed as Disney characters posed with the participants and handed out prizes because everyone was a winner at this field day.

Every field day activity imaginable was set up at the DTHS stadium. Long jump, mini hurdles, bean bag and softball toss, and ultimate frisbee were some favorites. Participants ran track for 25 meters, with some running as many as 200 meters around the track.

It was a day full of fun on the field at Dutchtown High School.

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