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LS. Historical Society PO. Box 874 Lake Stevens, WA 98258 It’s time to start thinking , about Aquafest again. Read about Aquarun 201 l and this year’s theme. Page 7. Your homero Painti tn p wn media Photo by Shane Kantzer ‘ Photo b Pam Stevens Relay has more to come BY PAM SlEVEllS I MANAGlNG EDITOR Purple began popping up every- where in Lake Stevens last week, the color craze seemed to take, on a life of its own. It’s meaning came together on Saturday when Relay for Life Lake Stevens held its first annual Paint the Town Purple event in North Cove Park With only a few weeks to go before the actual-Relay for Life event, Event Chair Kim Demary and her committee wanted to keep the momentum going and help give teams an opportunity to earn some money towards their goals to help The American Can— cer Society. “The day was about raising awareness for what we will be doing at Relay and raising funds,” Demary said. “We wanted to bring the community together". To start the day the Lake Stevens Kiwanis held a pancake breakfast which brought in an additional $204 for their team. After that, 20 teams hit the road in the Purple Siege Scavenger Hunt—thinkAmazing Race. With camera in hand teamstook off ex with clues that led them through town with the hope of being the first team to finish and find all the clues. - At the end of the race winners of the Team Division were Collette Bogart and Jessica Kim. Austin De— mary, A] Demary, McRae Blanken— ship and Wyatt Blankenship took first place in the Family Division. "I want to thank the businesses in this community (all 70) for com- ing together and making the town trulypurple,” Demary said. “Many cancer survivors came up to me with tears in their eyes, amazed that the town was backing this. This whole thing started from a crazy idea, we hoped that some people would come on board. We never dreamed it would be like this. Michele Chedester did an awesOme job writing clues for the race and organizing the battle of the bands." . Over 20 local Relay for Life teams had booths where they sold items like Krispy Kreme dough-‘ nuts, gratitude books, baked goods including bacon and maple cupcakes, jewelry and a lot more. SEE PURPLE 0N PAGE 5 ‘1' M4 .‘gl Photo by Pam Stevens Photos clockwise from top: Cathy Walter decorates the windows at Norm's Market in preparation of Paint the Town Purple. Wyatt and McRae Blankenship and AJ. Demaiy in front of the Histori- cal Museum during the Purple Siege Scavenger Hunt. Emma Olsen along with her grand- ma, selling gratitude journals at the vendor. booths. Kaitie Jacobs smashing the car do- nated by Northwest Auto Recyclers. All proceeds go to Relay for Life Lake Stevens. ’ More photos can be found at www. iakestevensloumalmm. J; m e... onlocalhusi I Sevenscominq soon ‘ road improvements till varsity boa club Op'mon' """"""""""" ""‘2'3 The Lake Stevens Chamber of Improvements to 20th Street Carlie Elledge started out as a Shop locally and keep your Church .................... ....... ..4 Commerce will be hosting their SE will begin in the next few walk on athlete for the Univer— money in Lake Stevens and .... "13 sixth annual Showcase Lake weeks. Watch for signs and de- sityofWashington’s revvingteam. SnohornishCounty. Ourmonthly Calendar. ............... .. page provides info on - Stevens on April 23 Come learn- i- tour instructions beforeand Things have just gotten better