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Community gets flushed for charity

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Watch for a purple toilet landing in a yard near you.

That Walking Warriors Relay for Life team is “Flushing away Cancer” with a purple toilet fundraiser.

If you find a purple toilet in your yard you have a few options, you can have it removed for $10, have it placed in a yard of your choice for $25, or buy Toilet protection insurance for $30 this keeps your yard free of commodes. This will start tonight and continue until the Los Alamos Relay for Life event on Aug 23-24.  Contact Hope at hjjaramillo@msn.com.  

This year’s Relay for Life will be at Ashley pond on Aug. 23–24. There will be a survivors dinner before at the Betty Ehart Center, contact Susan Brockway at  susbrockway@gmail.com. 

The survivors will walk over to the Pond and walk a “Victory Lap” led by the Hill Stompers.  Relay has a new member of the team Burt the Squirrel from Bandelier National Monument.  There will also be the luminary ceremony at 10 p.m. after the Gordon’s concert. 

Fundraising done by some of the teams is The Hero’s for Hope team will be having a S’mores party during relay. The popular birdhouse fundraiser will be auctioning off birdhouses painted/decorated by local artist. They are on display and ready for bid at Village Arts on DP Road, they will also be available for bid at Los Alamos National Bank from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 16.  

There is still time to form or join a team for this year’s relay, for information on forming a team contact Cindy Eaton at cindy.eaton@att.net, or Holly Heineman at HHeineman@stewart.com.