'Fireball Run' In North Country Tuesday
The Fireball Run made its way into Sackets Harbor and Watertown Tuesday.
It's an event geared to raising awareness about missing children.
Forty car-rally teams are traveling to eight northeast cities as part of a reality TV-esque web and film series.
The finish line for the local segment will be on Washington Street, so the section from Stone Street to Sterling Street will be off limits from noon until 8 p.m.
Reporter Asa Stackel was on the scene live during 7 News at 6.
Click on the picture above to watch his report.
Parking spots in that part of Washington Street were blocked off around 6 a.m. and traffic was diverted.
At the Woolworth building, the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce dressed up one of the vacant storefronts to make it look like the F.W. Woolworth Company was still there and in business.
Hundreds of people came downtown to check out the action.
There were performers and vendors, and the farmers market was in full swing.
The 2012 edition of Fireball Run is called Northern Exposure and takes competitors from Independence, Ohio to Bangor, Maine.
Each team is assigned a child from its home region and given thousands of posters to distribute along the route.
To date, the effort has assisted in the recovery of 38 missing children.
This is the sixth of the Fireball Run rallies, which started in 2007.
To learn more, visit www.fireballrun.com.
Thursday, May 23, 2013, Watertown, NY
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