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Sarah Moore, left, and Amy Smith of the Greene County Sheriff’s Department get set to rappel 13 stories from the top of the Jefferson State Office Building in Jefferson City during Saturday’s Over The Edge fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Missouri.

Sarah Moore, left, and Amy Smith of the Greene County Sheriff’s Department get set to rappel 13 stories from the top of the Jefferson State Office Building in Jefferson City during Saturday’s Over The Edge fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Kris Wilson.

As music on the loud speaker and the cheers from below encouraged the participants at Special Olympics Missouri’s Over the Edge event Saturday, nearly 45 people went “Over The Edge” for the Central Area Special Olympics.

This is the second year Jefferson City has been a site for the event, which allows fundraisers who raised at least $1,000 the chance to rappel down 13 stories of the Jefferson State Office Building. The event had previously been held in Columbia, though Diane Brimer, Central Area director for Special Olympics, said they expect to hold the event in Jefferson City again.

The event was expected to raise about ....

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