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Rhinelander to “Paint the Town Purple”

10 Jun News

While the unofficial color of Rhinelander is generally green because of the hodag, this week the city is hoping to “Paint the Town Purple.”

The awareness campaign is in the lead-up to this weekend’s Relay for Life event. The community is invited to show support for the Relay and raising awareness in the fight against cancer. They can do this by going purple as a a sign of hope.

Mayor Dick Johns proclaimed this Paint the Town Purple week as part of the kick-off to the Relay for Life 2014. Participating businesses are showing their support in a variety of ways including displaying purple bows, dressing mannequins in purple, and offering purple specials. Any individuals, organizations and businesses are invited to join in the effort in their own way.

This year’s Relay will be held at Mike Webster Stadium in Rhinelander on this coming Friday from 6pm to midnight. You can visit for a detailed scheduled of Friday night’s schedule.