By Tori Wilt
Beginning in October, the Miami Trace FFA will be kicking off the second annual “Paint the Town Pink”. Originally led by Rachel Shepard, a Miami Trace student, Paint the Town Pink is a special event that will be taking place all throughout Washington Court House.
During the campaign, companies in town will be given the opportunity to donate money to have their windows painted with the breast cancer ribbon. All proceeds from these donations will go to Emerson Marting and his family. This year, we have joined up with Shepard to make this event even bigger.
The FFA officers have contacted many businesses and planned many other activities to go along with the event. Also, in order to help raise more money for the fund, officers will be painting small yellow ribbons on car windows (for a small donation) at the Miami Trace football game on October 19th. All proceeds from the car window painting will be donated to the Sam Bish Foundation in memory of Garrett Harper. “Painting the Town Pink” will happen on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th of October and the town will be painted by students and the FFA officers.
The Paint the Town Pink walk will be held on October 13th beginning at TSC, registration will be at 1:30 and the walk will begin at 2. The walk will be held to remember the ones in our community who had cancer, are currently battling it, and also to be thankful for the survivors. T-shirts for the event will be sold at the High school and at Pettit’s stores and the Rusty Keg for ten dollars.
All proceeds from the t-shirt sales will be donated to the FCMH Partners in Pink Mammogram Program. This program allows women locally in Fayette County to receive mammograms for free. The Miami Trace FFA Chapter hopes to see everyone at the events and the walk to help find a cure!