Photos by Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise
Dark skies and steady rain Saturday did not stop residents from honoring the memory of Tyson McKinley in a 5K run and one-mile walk. Participants lined up at Dickson Street Park, many with umbrellas and ponchos, and made their way though the village after a brief prayer and receiving instructions from Dukes cross country coach Bill Watters. McKinley, a 15-year-old Wellington High School freshman, was found dead Sept. 20 after apparently taking his own life. The race was put together to raise awareness for anti-bullying and mental health initiatives, with proceeds going to the McKinley family, local 4-H clubs, a potential scholarship in Tyson’s name, and Students Against Destructive Decisions.