By TERESA CHIPMAN
Citizen staff writer
For the first time Relay For Life has come to Preston. It’s goal, at the outset, was to register 25 teams and raise $30,000.
Support from the community has been outstanding, organizers said. Since a kickoff on Wednesday, April 3 at Pop ‘n’ Pin Lanes, 33 teams have registered and $41,377.94 dollars has been raised.
Numerous yard/bake sales and other events have already been completed by various teams including a Dutch-oven dinner and auction, frisbee golf and painting the town purple.
A car wash was held by Annette Salvesen and her team, Barbara’s Butterflies, at Ron Keller Tires recently. Her daughter, Savanah, also captains a team called Lynn’s Leos.
Currently a “Flushing Out Cancer” purple toilet is showing up in people’s yards as part of the fundraiser. A $15 donation buys “flushin’ insurance” exempting yards for the remainder of the event. Some $10 gives a homeowner the power to choose the next victim and $5 removes the toilet from yards.
To get into the spirit of the fundraiser, organizers are calling for the best picture of the purple toilet.
This story is sponsored by Fat Kelly’s.
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