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Second Annual Marathon Daffodil Dash remembers Boston Marathon victims

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  The Parks & Recreation Department sponsored the Second Annual Marathon Daffodil Dash at Suffolk Downs on Saturday. There were children’s crafts activities and a fun run.

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Valentina Acosta, 7, showed her Boston Strong support.
Webster Elementary School second-grader Jerome Hebert, fifth-grader Rose-Mary Hebert, with Suffolk County Sherriff Dept. Officers Stacey Wood, Sara Berhe, Rosemarie Arias and Sgt. Holly Nelson (in front).
Julia Hughes, 9, got sunflowers painted by Perfect Parties USA artist Jackie Herrera.
The race kicked off.
Pictured from left to right: Staff Sgt. James Hill Elementary School kindergartener Antonella Cruz, 5, and Hill School second-grader Emiliano Cruz, 8, made a plant with For Kids Only site coordinator Jennifer Ruiz and group leader Destiny Vega, respectively, to represent spring.
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Parks & Recreation staff, pictured from left to right: Luke Ellis, Vinny Vu, Domenic Boudreau and Sports and Fitness Coordinator John Leone during Saturday’s Second Annual Daffodil Dash at Suffolk Downs. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)
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Isabella Walsh, 5, made a flower crown.
James Cavanan (in blue shirt), 8, ran in the 50-yard dash.
Revere resident Maria McShane, of Sweet Treats by Maria Rose, sold daffodil and paint-your-own cookies.
Monisha Misra, founder of BoardsbyMo on Pearl Street in Malden, sold charcuterie boxes.

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