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Meigs remembers Allie Blevens

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DECATUR, TN (WRCB)--" She was just that little girl you never forget," sighs grieving Aunt Cheryl Ricker.
Meigs Countians will always remember Allie Blevens.
Erecting the "Allie Rock" in downtown Decatur's municipal park, shortly after the six year old was killed in February of last year as she tried crossing River Road on her way home.
Besides being an aspiring artist, the kindergartner was known as Meigs littlest cheerleader, who loved nothing more than bringing a smile to everyone.
" She never met a stranger, she was in the middle of everything if she was there, you knew Allie was there, she was a bright light," beams Laura Smith of the Meigs County Youth Football League.
" The little Tigers, football and cheer program, that meant a lot to Allie," says proud mom Grace Blevens of her late daughter.
Helping continue the youth football program is the main reason behind is the 2nd Annual Little Tiger Neon Trot Walk & 5K Run, with all proceeds going to help fund the league.
" We feel that's one of the ways to keep Allie's memory alive, is to help other boys and girls be able to experience that program," says Blevens.
" It just makes a lot of sense to combine the two, to honor Allie with something, involved in something she and her family are so involved in," says Smith, who
is quarterbacking Saturday's walk, an annual event she hopes is as solid as the Allie Rock itself.
" We'll always remember her and always love her, there's always going to be a little piece of her in our heart," says Allie's Aunt Cheryl.
The 2nd Annual Neon Trot and 5K Allie Blevens Memorial run begins Saturday night around 8:30 in Decatur's Town Square.
It's only 25 bucks to register, either online at www.active.com and search Allie Blevens, or by e-mail at allieblevens5k@gmail.com.
Participants can also pick up a registration form at Decatur's municipal building or at Country Cutters Salon.
Organizers wish to thank local sponsors such as Piggly Wiggly, Meigs County Health Council, Rick's Lock & Key and Olin for their support.
Last year's inaugural run, the first 5K race ever in Meigs County, brought in nearly $5,000 for the MCYFL.
Organizers say early registrations have already far outpaced last year's attendance.
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