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Grandpa fair off and running
5K kicks off fair week
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Jordan Wilkins took first overall at the Fair 5K - photo by Photo by Reed Vanderpool


Jordan Wilkins of Smithville took the overall top spot in the third annual DeKalb County Fair 5K Saturday with a time of 24:15.


The win marked the second consecutive year that Wilkins has come out on top in the contest, held in downtown Alexandria the weekend before the fair. The event also features a one-mile fun run.


Carly Vance of Smithville came across the finish line in second place overall with a time of 26:41, and Kelly Pyburn of Alexandria took third place with a time of 27:01.


Connor Vance was the first-place winner in the Fun Run with a time of 5:34, while Jordon Agee finished second with a time of 9:20.


Proceeds from the run benefit Paislee's Foundation, an organization which reaches out to families dealing with stillbirth and infant loss up to three years of age.