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LS community shows their purple to stomp out cancer


Scotty Irwin and Lisa Sanchez

North Lake Middle School students accept the grand prize trophie for most purple. Pictued in the back row, Miranda Goolsbey and Scotty Irwin, 2014 Relay for Life Comittee Co-Chairs.

From Purple Pugs to a Purple Walking Tour, this years participants brought their A-game to ACS Relay for Life's Paint the Town Purple. The four categories awarded were, Honorable Mention won by Rainy Day Cafe, Most Creative - Griert Insurance, Most Spirit - Country Dawn Daycare and Preschool and finally the Most Purple Award went to and Grand Prize went to Northlake Middle School. The top three winners received trophies,donated by Foster Press. The Most Purple also receives a lap sponsorship of their choosing at Relay for Life on May 31st.

Rainy Day Caffe, located in downtown Lake Stevens provided their patrons cards to fill out about why or for who they Relay for. The cards were then placed under protected table clothes on the cafés tables for all to read and be inspired by. This earned them the Honorable Mention award.

The Most Spirit award given to Country Dawn Daycare and Preschool, was shown by the many handcrafted items including a large poster with all of the children's hand prints in purple.

Most Creative was awarded to Griert Insurance. Not only was the outside and inside of the office fully decked out in purple but so were their five adorable Pugs and Boston Terriers.

The 2014 grand prize went to North Lake Middle School. Students and staff poured their hearts into decorating the school in purple. Chalk art, inspirational sayings, a bubble tunnel, they even colored the North Lake sign in purple letters.

Paint the Town Purple open the day with a Pancake Breakfast provided by Kiwanis. The Lake Stevens High School Band played downtown. ACS Relay for Life Teams set up booths and raised funds for their individual teams selling baked goods, flower planters, purple hair extensions and more.  

Scotty Irwin and Lisa Sanchez

"The Relay for Life Committee would like to thank all who participated in the 2014 Paint the Town Purple event, and to the downtown merchants, Kiwanis, Lions, American Legion and the Lake Stevens Community for their ongoing support." said Scotty Irwin, co-chair of ACS Relay for Life Committee.

Lake Stevens Relay for Life is held at the Lake Stevens High School, May 31st through June 1st, with opening ceremonies beginning at noon.


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