"Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favour to the men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all."
This item was clipped from the January 24, 1996, edition of a local newspaper. Today I can only wonder how many participants can even remember or recall this event.
Kimberly didn't win the event but she was the one whose photo ended up in the newspaper. This in itself may have been the real prize.
The other story the newspaper didn't know about to report was that in Autumn 1995 Kimberly was in and out of the hospital with a strange illness that eventually culminated in surgery... after the medical experts figured out the problem.
Just being able to return to health and participate in this public speaking event was the real victory.
The Oddblock Station Agent