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Mahopac Paints the Town Purple for Relay for Life

Supervisor Ken Schmitt, along with Barney the Dinosaur, Nicole Barile-Stern and Emily Barile in their purple best, collect money for the cause. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Mahopac Middle School staff gets into the spirit of Paint the Town Purple. The chicken in the middle is science teacher Dawn Petersen; she won the “turn your teacher into a spring chicken” fundraiser. Credits: Nicole Burt
Members of the Austin Road Avengers Relay team, Cecilia DeMattia, Nina DeMattia, Alba Krasniqi and Albi Krasniqi with Austin Road Principal James Gardineer and first-grade teacher Danielle Fearns Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Sophia Roche, Mia Honcharik and Ava Maroulis in their purple attire Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Dexter Ielpi and Antonio Servedio reign in purple Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Erin McCormack and Danielle Fearns at the Austin Road Elementary School Relay for Life assembly Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Fraiser’s Hardware gets in the purple spirit. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Carmel police cars were adorned with purple bows for the occasion. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Bad Mikey’s waves their purple flags. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Ronan and Marge O’Brien, Hope and Michael Callahan and Nicole Barile Stern and Tracey Walsh put the finishing touches of the purple cup message. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
County Executive MaryEllen Odell gets a break from the rain with a little help from Michael Stern Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— If you noticed that Mahopac took on a decidedly purple tint over the weekend, you weren’t seeing things. Saturday was Paint the Town Purple Day, an event used to promote the upcoming American Cancer Society fundraiser, Relay for Life. Businesses were adorned with purple bunting, banners and ribbons, residents wore purple apparel and even the cop cars turned purple. This year’s Relay for Life is slated for Saturday, June 3, at Mahopac High School.

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