The Wetzel County Commission did their part to "Color the County Purple" Tuesday morning as they tied purple ribbons to the front pillars of the county commission building on Main Street, New Martinsville.
Relay for Life Committee Member Lori McCoy, who supplied the ribbons to the commission, stated that the Relay for Life Committee is encouraging people to display purple ribbons throughout the month of June to show their support for Relay for Life and the fight against cancer.
McCoy also reminded the commission that the town of Hundred is having a mini Relay for Life Saturday, starting at 6 p.m. and ending at midnight. McCoy stated that the event will be held at Hundred's High School football field.
Wetzel County Commission President Bob Gorby, Vice President Larry Lemon and Commissioner Don Mason tie purple ribbons to the commission building’s pillars, to help Color the County Purple for Relay for Life and cancer awareness.
Teams and individuals are welcome to participate in the event and are allowed to register now or the night of the event.
Luminaria bags are being sold for $5 and may also be purchased now or the night of the event. The Luminaria lap will be held at 9:30 p.m.
Also, a concession will be available at the event with food donated by Bob Evans. Chicken, ribs, and kielbasa will be prepared on a "spit" by Mark Poe.
The relay will feature entertainment the entire evening, including Karaoke Konnection until 9:45 p.m., followed by Hundred Miles from Nowhere Band until midnight.
A three-point competition and corn-hole competition will be held, with sign-ups costing only $5.
There will also be children's games, raffles, a frozen t-shirt contest, Mr. Relay contest, Chinese and silent auctions, along with a "Walk in Her Shoes" lap and "Walk in His Shoes" lap.
T-shirts, featuring the names of all area businesses that have donated to the event, can be purchased at the event for $10, and Hair Stylist Brittany Cottrill will be at the event, offering to cut hair to be donated to Locks of Love.
Those who are unable to walk laps at the event have the chance to still participate, thanks to "If you can't walk it, then rock it," which features rocking chairs.
Organizer Joy Kuhn encourages those who are interested in the event to contact her at 304-775-1981; Michelle Wise at 304-775-2565, or Betty Klug at 304-455-5320.
The Wetzel County Relay for Life will be held June 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. at the 4-H campgrounds. More information on that will be in next week's Wetzel Chronicle.