Painting purple for Relay for Life


By Valerie Smart - For The News Journal



Relay participants from team Pretty in Pink of New Vienna.


Courtesy photos by Valerie Smart

In Sabina are Relay participants from team Pretty in Pink and East Clinton Middle School.


Courtesy photos by Valerie Smart

Paint the Town Purple/Relay for Life supporters include Jeff and Valerie Smart. Wilmington Mayor John Stanforth, Clinton County Commissioner Kerry Steed and Wilmington Council Member Jonathan McKay.


Courtesy photos by Valerie Smart

Supporters of the Relay For Life of Clinton County turned out Saturday morning at the Wilmington Municipal Building to hear Wilmington Mayor John Stanforth and Clinton County Commissioner Kerry Steed read proclamations supporting Relay For Life.

The week of May 29-June 4 was proclaimed Paint the Town Purple week to commemorate those who have survived cancer, those who have suffered from it, and to raise awareness about cancer, Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society.

Three-hundred purple ribbons were hung through the county last week in celebration of the 20th Annual Relay For Life event to be held on Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Denver Williams Memorial Park in Wilmington.

The event will kick-off at 11 a.m. with the opening ceremony and survivor lap. Any cancer survivor who wishes to be recognized is encouraged to come out and register beforehand. A light reception will follow the opening ceremony for survivors and their caregiver.

Activities planned throughout the day include: Music by Elite Sound Production, K9 Karson will do a demonstration at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m (weather permitting); hourly games and activities including frozen t-shirt contest, Mr. and Mrs. Relay and three-legged race just to name a few, local band Thirty OT 6 will be performing at 2:30, bouncy houses by Lil’ Party Hoppers, silent auction beginning at 3 p.m., themed gift baskets, signed Johnny Bench jersey, and handmade quilt by Pat Swindler.

Beginning at 9 p.m. will be the luminaria ceremony to remember those lost to cancer. Following the luminaria ceremony, fireworks will go off at 10 p.m. presented by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks.

Please follow the 2016 Relay For Life of Clinton County on Facebook for the full entertainment schedule and day of event activities.

Relay participants from team Pretty in Pink of New Vienna.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_New-Vienna.jpegRelay participants from team Pretty in Pink of New Vienna. Courtesy photos by Valerie Smart

In Sabina are Relay participants from team Pretty in Pink and East Clinton Middle School.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Sabina.jpegIn Sabina are Relay participants from team Pretty in Pink and East Clinton Middle School. Courtesy photos by Valerie Smart

Paint the Town Purple/Relay for Life supporters include Jeff and Valerie Smart. Wilmington Mayor John Stanforth, Clinton County Commissioner Kerry Steed and Wilmington Council Member Jonathan McKay.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Paint-the-Town-Purple-Group-Photo.jpgPaint the Town Purple/Relay for Life supporters include Jeff and Valerie Smart. Wilmington Mayor John Stanforth, Clinton County Commissioner Kerry Steed and Wilmington Council Member Jonathan McKay. Courtesy photos by Valerie Smart

By Valerie Smart

For The News Journal

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