"This is a lot of money in my book, but being able to spend the day with that many friends and family is priceless," Parr said Thursday morning. "These are truly amazing people. Their caring support is a true testament to the caliber of people in this community."
Parr said he is feeling pretty good considering he is half way through his second round of chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer. A progress evaluation will be done in August to determine Parr's health, but the treatments will continue through September.
Pictured on the courthouse steps during the check presentation are Joe Dierdorf, Bob Pell, Blaine Akers, Diane Lancaster, Dave Parr, Mary Jo Alumbaugh and Charlie Brown.