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Community support made walk huge success

On Thursday, May 9, the Symmes Valley Elementary and High schools held their eighth annual Walk For A Cure for the American Cancer Society.

The walk was another outstanding success, thanks mostly to the hard work of our caring students. They raised more than $25,000 to help in the fight against cancer.

But we also want to acknowledge another generous and caring group who make it possible for us to celebrate with cancer survivors in our area.

The following individuals and groups helped us by providing prizes to our hard-working students and sponsoring our survivor’s luncheon, an event that, along with the survivor’s lap, is the high point of our day, and reminds us all of why Relay For Life is so important.

Many thanks to the Ironton Lion’s Club and Joe Wiseman, Brent Dickess Catering, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Symmes Valley PTO, David Morris, Tammy Pinkerman, Pam and Clarence Lang, Connie Lester, K.D. Payne, Sherri Hamilton and People’s Bank of Russell, Lawrence County Board of Education, Stephen Burcham, and R&D Giovanni’s.

If Becky Bowling and I have left anyone out, we apologize. But again, thank you to all who helped to make this a wonderful day for our school and our community.

Amy Ferguson

Symmes Valley Schools