Fighting epilepsy with CaraBears


Karla Doseck, left, dressed as a skeleton, and Rosemary Bauer, both of Botkins, dressed as Wonder Woman, run in the CaraBear Chase 5K at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8. Money raised from the event will go to the Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Peyton Wendel, 10, of Botkins, daughter of Jason and Abby Wendel, works on a pumpkin at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Kaelynn Hovatter, 7 months, daughter of Sherwin and Mark Hovatter, scrutinizes a balloon alien while being held by Jamie Carducci, both of Botkins, at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Jamie Maurer, left, and Carson Motter, 12, both of Botkins, son of Rob and Stacy Motter, play cornhole at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Aurora Williams, 2, of Jackson Center, daughter of Dustin and Brooke Williams, has her face painted by Mary Ruppert, of Wapakoneta at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Billie Homan, of Botkins, hangs bags of free cotton candy at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy. Money raised from the event will go to EFWO.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Tina Alt, left, of Russia, puts a balloon bracelet on the wrist of Carly Kinsella, 8, of Botkins, daughter of Jill and Bob Kinsella, at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Audrey Pitts, 4, of Botkins, daughter of Dean and Lisa Pitts, emerges from a maze made of boxes at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Marsha Fogt, left, of Wapakoneta, and Abigail Nowlin, 13, of Anna, daughter of John and Melissa Nowlin, stand next to some of the bears that can be purchased as part of The Carabear Project which raises money to fight epilepsy in the name of the late Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy. The bears were on display during The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event was held at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Karla Doseck, left, dressed as a skeleton, and Rosemary Bauer, both of Botkins, dressed as Wonder Woman, run in the CaraBear Chase 5K at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8. Money raised from the event will go to the Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio.

Peyton Wendel, 10, of Botkins, daughter of Jason and Abby Wendel, works on a pumpkin at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.

Kaelynn Hovatter, 7 months, daughter of Sherwin and Mark Hovatter, scrutinizes a balloon alien while being held by Jamie Carducci, both of Botkins, at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.

Jamie Maurer, left, and Carson Motter, 12, both of Botkins, son of Rob and Stacy Motter, play cornhole at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.

Aurora Williams, 2, of Jackson Center, daughter of Dustin and Brooke Williams, has her face painted by Mary Ruppert, of Wapakoneta at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.

Billie Homan, of Botkins, hangs bags of free cotton candy at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy. Money raised from the event will go to EFWO.

Tina Alt, left, of Russia, puts a balloon bracelet on the wrist of Carly Kinsella, 8, of Botkins, daughter of Jill and Bob Kinsella, at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.

Audrey Pitts, 4, of Botkins, daughter of Dean and Lisa Pitts, emerges from a maze made of boxes at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.

Marsha Fogt, left, of Wapakoneta, and Abigail Nowlin, 13, of Anna, daughter of John and Melissa Nowlin, stand next to some of the bears that can be purchased as part of The Carabear Project which raises money to fight epilepsy in the name of the late Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy. The bears were on display during The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event was held at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8.

Karla Doseck, left, dressed as a skeleton, and Rosemary Bauer, both of Botkins, dressed as Wonder Woman, run in the CaraBear Chase 5K at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8. Money raised from the event will go to the Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_SDN101016CaraBear9.jpgKarla Doseck, left, dressed as a skeleton, and Rosemary Bauer, both of Botkins, dressed as Wonder Woman, run in the CaraBear Chase 5K at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8. Money raised from the event will go to the Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Peyton Wendel, 10, of Botkins, daughter of Jason and Abby Wendel, works on a pumpkin at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_SDN101016CaraBear8.jpgPeyton Wendel, 10, of Botkins, daughter of Jason and Abby Wendel, works on a pumpkin at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Kaelynn Hovatter, 7 months, daughter of Sherwin and Mark Hovatter, scrutinizes a balloon alien while being held by Jamie Carducci, both of Botkins, at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_SDN101016CaraBear3.jpgKaelynn Hovatter, 7 months, daughter of Sherwin and Mark Hovatter, scrutinizes a balloon alien while being held by Jamie Carducci, both of Botkins, at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Jamie Maurer, left, and Carson Motter, 12, both of Botkins, son of Rob and Stacy Motter, play cornhole at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_SDN101016CaraBear7.jpgJamie Maurer, left, and Carson Motter, 12, both of Botkins, son of Rob and Stacy Motter, play cornhole at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Aurora Williams, 2, of Jackson Center, daughter of Dustin and Brooke Williams, has her face painted by Mary Ruppert, of Wapakoneta at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_SDN101016CaraBear6.jpgAurora Williams, 2, of Jackson Center, daughter of Dustin and Brooke Williams, has her face painted by Mary Ruppert, of Wapakoneta at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Billie Homan, of Botkins, hangs bags of free cotton candy at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy. Money raised from the event will go to EFWO.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_SDN101016CaraBear4.jpgBillie Homan, of Botkins, hangs bags of free cotton candy at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy. Money raised from the event will go to EFWO. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Tina Alt, left, of Russia, puts a balloon bracelet on the wrist of Carly Kinsella, 8, of Botkins, daughter of Jill and Bob Kinsella, at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_SDN101016CaraBear2.jpgTina Alt, left, of Russia, puts a balloon bracelet on the wrist of Carly Kinsella, 8, of Botkins, daughter of Jill and Bob Kinsella, at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Audrey Pitts, 4, of Botkins, daughter of Dean and Lisa Pitts, emerges from a maze made of boxes at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_SDN101016CaraBear5.jpgAudrey Pitts, 4, of Botkins, daughter of Dean and Lisa Pitts, emerges from a maze made of boxes at The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8 was held in memory of Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Marsha Fogt, left, of Wapakoneta, and Abigail Nowlin, 13, of Anna, daughter of John and Melissa Nowlin, stand next to some of the bears that can be purchased as part of The Carabear Project which raises money to fight epilepsy in the name of the late Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy. The bears were on display during The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event was held at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_SDN101016CaraBear1.jpgMarsha Fogt, left, of Wapakoneta, and Abigail Nowlin, 13, of Anna, daughter of John and Melissa Nowlin, stand next to some of the bears that can be purchased as part of The Carabear Project which raises money to fight epilepsy in the name of the late Cara Meyer who suffered from epilepsy. The bears were on display during The Epilepsy Foundation Western Ohio (EFWO) Purple Pumpkin-Palooza and CaraBear Chase 5K. The event was held at Botkins Park Saturday, Oct. 8. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
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