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Bricks and polka dots
Six year-old Aiden Ridings, of Spotsylvania, shields himself from the rain while waiting for his uncle to run by in the Dean Ridings Memorial 5k event held at the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday morning. The second annual event was held in remembrance of Aiden’s grandfather, Deputy Dean Ridings, who was killed in a boating accident while on marine patrol on Lake Anna in June of 2010. Proceeds benefited Special Olympians. (RHONDA VANOVER / THE FREE LANCE-STAR)