Students in Key Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Foreign Language, promoted Paint Clay County Purple Day Thursday, May 6. Students sold purple cows and brown cows during lunch as well as after the Spring Arts Festival and Car Show Thursday evening. Each club raised $200, which will make the total contribution of $600.
"We encouraged everyone to join us in wearing purple that day and many did," Key Club sponsor Pat Krider told The Brazil Times. "We had daily purple trivia questions such as 'How many purple vegetables can you name and what college has a purple cow as a mascot?'"
Winners of the trivia questions received a coupon for a free Purple Cow.
"We had Kelly and Aubrey Welton recite the top-10 reasons to wear purple," she said. "And we had the famous Jeff Farris recite the top-10 reasons to buy a purple cow. (Farris) is very famous around Northview."
The NTV staff joined in the fun by decorating purple all around their set, including a small stuffed purple cow, purple music and purple jokes.
"They promoted not only the wearing of purple but advertising of purple cows and brown cows for sale on Purple Day," Krider said. "We had fun all week and served the purple cows and yes, brown cows on Thursday and were overwhelmed by the response."
They ran out of "cows" during "A" lunch. We had to make a run to replenish their ice cream and soda supplies, then ran out again during "C" lunch.
"Many were disappointed because they were not able to purchase the "cow" of their choice," Krider said. "We were given permission to sell the delicious purple and brown cows again on Friday and the response was great again. Needless to say, the fundraiser was a huge success."
"The Relay For Life teams will be able to donate several hundred dollars to the American Cancer Society to help fight this devastating disease," she added.
The 2010 Clay County American Cancer Society Relay For Life event is scheduled for May 22-23, at the Clay County YMCA.
Stop by and join the Relay teams for all the festivities or to make a donation.