Salem Lions host a fun-filled day for the whole family

April 13 was a busy day for the town of Salem, with the Lions 5K and Fun Run in the morning and an Easter egg hunt and jellybean run in the afternoon.

This year’s race, the 26th annual run, was also part of the town’s bicentennial celebration. Despite precarious weather in the early morning, soaking the kids who ran in the 9 a.m. fun run, the rain stopped just in time for the 5K kickoff at 10 a.m.

Rylan Solhi and Julia Morros won the fun run, and 5K winners included Linda Spooner, Mary Sharkey, Kevin Glenn and four-time overall winner Sam Whittaker. Proceeds from the race support scholarships, town organizations and national charities.

In the afternoon, the Salem Lions, the East Lyme Leos and the Salem Recreation Commission hosted the annual egg hunt at Salem School, held on the playground due to the morning’s rain. The event also included pictures with the Easter Bunny and contests for Easter artwork and decorated Easter Eggs.


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