Color the Town Pink a success even in rain

Published 6:26pm Monday, October 21, 2013

We are very appreciative of the community’s response to this year’s Color the Town Pink campaign intended to provide information and promote awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. More businesses than ever have pink ribbons and decorations on display. We don’t want to miss anyone so we won’t list those participating, but it’s great to see so many.

In addition to that support, we were very excited by the number of people who were undeterred by the weather and came to this year’s Color the Town Pink Walk. Although the rain prevented the walk itself, dozens gathered under the covered entrance to the civic center for a brief program.

Thanks are due to all of those who participated. We appreciate the attendees, most of whom wore some sort of pink attire. Thank you also to the businesses joining us this year – PNC Bank, Wetumpka Pharmacy and Wetumpka Health and Rehab. Winn Dixie donated the pink balloons. Christa Wren of the American Cancer also came to support the effort.

We are especially grateful to Darlene Sanders who spoke to the group about her personal fight against breast cancer.

Our particular thanks to the City of Wetumpka for its support of this campaign for the five years it has been in existence. Through the city’s work, lamp posts throughout town are decorated with pink ribbons as are many city buildings.

Mayor Jerry Willis and council members Rebecca Thornton, Greg Jones, Steve Gantt and Kevin Robbins all came to Thursday’s event as did a number of city employees. You are all appreciated.

Finally, a round of applause and much appreciation to Tiffany Robinson, the city’s event coordinator. She coordinated the city’s efforts throughout – obtaining balloons and flowers, arranging for the speaker, making sure there were tables available for those who brought giveaways, etc.

Thank you everyone!

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