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Paint the Town Purple at Truckee Thursday

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TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Just about everyone will see purple, or at least that is the hope of the Relay For Life Truckee-Tahoe committee.Relay For Life participants are encouraging residents and businesses to andamp;#8220;Paint the Town Purpleandamp;#8221; Thursday, June 14. How do you participate? Think purple: Display purple ribbons and other purple dcor outside homes and businesses during the day and make sure to wear purple at the first Truckee Thursday of the summer, June 14, 5-9 p.m. Come out, show your support, and enjoy the fun at Truckee Thursday.Purple is the official color of Relay, and this yearandamp;#8217;s theme is andamp;#8220;Hope is Unstoppable.andamp;#8221; The purple will come from bows, fabric, streamers and other temporary, removable purple items andamp;#8212; hats, clothes, whatever you can provide to show your support.Relay For Life of Truckee-Tahoe is also proud to produce this yearandamp;#8217;s Fatherandamp;#8217;s Day RibFest andamp; BBQ, noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, next to Sears at Tri Counties Bank Plaza, located at 12047 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. This fun family event includes andamp;#8220;Ribs, Rods, Rock andamp;#8217;n Roll,andamp;#8221; a barbecue, kids corner, food and craft booths, beer garden with free admission and parking. The Deckheads and Sheldon Felich andamp; Friends will be on hand to provide entertainment. This event serves as a nonprofit fundraiser for the American Cancer Societyandamp;#8217;s Relay For Life of Truckee-Tahoe. The money goes to research, much needed patient services and advocacy. Other local nonprofit organizations are invited to participate. Signature sponsors of the event are Morrison Sales Team and Tri Counties Bank Plaza. Event sponsors are Sears Hometown Store, Tri Counties Bank and Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce. For information about participating, volunteering or attending, please contact info@truckee.com, 530-587-8808 or visit http://www.truckeeribfest.com. Look for them on Facebook: Truckee RibFest.Lastly, the main event, Relay For Life of Truckee-Tahoe, is happening July 14-15, 9 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Truckee High School field. More info on how to participate for Relay can be found at http://www.relayforlife.org/truckeeca or on Facebook: Relay For Life Truckee-Tahoe or Relay for Life Truckee.This event is the American Cancer Societyandamp;#8217;s largest fundraiser. This year celebrates the 27th anniversary of Relay For Life, and it will be Truckee-Tahoeandamp;#8217;s sixth year to take part in the fundraising event.The all-night event is full of fellowship and festivities. People camp out and create a community, fun-filled atmosphere. It is entertaining with music from singers and musicians, games, decorated team campsites, and, food galore plus individual team fundraisers. Some food items are root beer floats, pizza, tacos, quesadillas, sandamp;#8217;mores, slushes, pulled pork sandwiches and spaghetti dinner to name a few past offerings. These items are donated by local businesses and obtained by team participants. At the end of the event, Truckee Fire Department comes out and treats the Relayers to a wonderful pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. The best way to start the day after a 24-hour fundraising event!Throughout the day and night, people walk the track in honor of survivors and in memory of those who have lost their fight with cancer. Walking 24 hours represents that cancer doesnandamp;#8217;t sleep. This yearandamp;#8217;s Relay For Life Truckee-Tahoewants to raise $60,000 through donations including luminary that will light the way for the night-time walkers. Make a donation by either going online at http://www.relayforlife.org/truckeeca and donating to a team member/team, or mail a donation to the American Cancer Society, 1545 River Park Drive, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95815 (please designate RFL Truckee-Tahoe). If you are in Truckee, you can also drop off a donation at the Truckee Welcome Center located at the Train Station in Truckee.


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