Bonifay City Council cracks down on cleaning up

Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 10:42 AM.

Council also approved a Relay For Life Proclamation 13-1, American Cancer Society Relay For Life Proclamation for the City of Bonifay.

“Relay For Life helped fund more than $150 million in cancer research last year. Now, therefore, be it resolved that the City of Bonifay do hereby proclaim April 19 and 20 as ‘Relay For Life Days’ in Bonifay and encourage citizens to participate I in the Relay For Life event at Memorial Field on April 19 and 20,” according to the proclamation.

Present representing the Florida Division of the American Cancer Society was Kim Castriotta and representing the Relay For Life of Bonifay’s local team for the Bonifay Fire and Rescue and Holmes County EMS, Hose and Stretcher Gang, Team Captain Greg Barton to talk about the upcoming Relay For Life of Bonifay Event to be held from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on April 19 and 20 at Memorial Field in Bonifay.

“The residents and participants have been wonderful and enthusiastic, warm and caring, and a lot is going on,” said Castriotta. “One of the committee members has asked about painting the town purple and she had said she hasn’t heard of one being down here before. What it does is that we ask for someone donate big purple bows, in some places it’s wooden purple people waving on street corners and what it does is peak people’s curiosity about why there’s so much purple.”

She said it is something to peak the interest of onlookers on that week prior to the Relay For Life main event.

“It gets the creative juices flowing and everyone thinking about it,” said Castriotta. “It won’t be anything excessive, just a few bows, ribbons and signs here and there for that week before relay. If store owners want to sponsor a ribbon or purple bow on their store front, that will also be made available for that week.”

The council agreed to allow for the purple ribbons and bows to be put on Bonifay street poles and explained that it would be up to the store owners to give them permission to use their store fronts for purple ribbons and signage.

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