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Relay for Life ready to 'Paint Liberty Purple'
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Melinda The Yellow Bow Lady Schneider, center, shows Relay for Life volunteers how to tie ribbons into bows. - photo by Photo provided.

It was purple bow-making time at a recent Relay for Life Liberty County meeting.

The Yellow Bow Lady, Melinda Whalley Schneider, came to the RFL Liberty County captains’ meeting Jan. 14 at Country Inn and Suites in Hinesville. She showed the 16 volunteers, who attended the meeting, how to make purple bows for “Purple Week.”

Relay for Life Liberty County will participate in Relay for Life Cancer Awareness Week “Paint Liberty Purple.” The committee asks that Liberty County residents and businesses consider supporting the event by placing purple bows on the outside of their businesses and homes from Feb. 8-14, and by wearing purple on “Go Purple Day,” Feb. 11. Photos can be posted on Facebook using the hashtag #paintlibertypurple.

Events scheduled for the week are:

• Monday, Feb. 8, “Fund Research for Cancer One Meal at a Time”

• Tuesday, Feb. 9, “Visit Hotels for American Cancer Society”

• Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 10-13, “Shop for Cancer Research”

• Thursday, Feb. 11, “Business After Hours — Relay For Life Awareness and Team Signup” at Country Inn and Suites, 742 Gen. Stewart Way, Hinesville

• Sunday, Feb. 15, “Go to church to support ‘another birthday.’”

Businesses can get purple bows or more information about how they can help spread the news about cancer research, by picking a date during “Paint Liberty Purple” week and offering a percentage of their sales for that day to Relay for Life, or collecting donations with a Relay for Life can, or cupcake printouts by contacting Karen Bell at 912-492-6401 or

The Liberty County Relay for Life is set for May 20 at the Liberty County Recreation Department. The goal is to raise money for the American Cancer Society to fight cancer and end the disease.

This year, Relay for Life Liberty County is trying to set two Guinness Book of World Records — largest birthday party and most people in one location wearing birthday hats.

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